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0.2 CEC from ACE
0.3 CEC from NSCA
0.3 CEC from NASM
Additional credits may be available from other certifications.
- Power Training for Older Adults
- Heart Disease: Is There a Gender Divide?
- Working With Diabetic Clients
After reading these articles, readers should be able to do the following:
- Describe the patterns of change in power across ages from 20 through 100 years of age and explain the impact of these changes during the aging process.
- Distinguish between metabolic and mechanical power and how each affects the aging process.
- Explain how the force-velocity and power curves influence one another and how the ability to train at an point in the force-velocity curve is important to effective exercise program design.
- List the current methods for quantifying power an explain the pros and cons of each.
- Explain the concepts of momentum and inertia and why they are important during power training.
- Describe why cardiovascular disease is the leading threat to women’s health.
- Identify the factors that put women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- Explain how CVD affects women differently than men and how doctors treat the genders differently.
- Apply the most up-to-date and scientifically sound lifestyle recommendations to lower a female’s risk of CVD.
- Contrast and describe the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Calculate CVD risk factors using the Framingham Heart Study Point Scores.
- Explain the mechanism of action of diabetes.
- List risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Identify the signs and symptoms and exercise contraindications of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
- Design safe or effective exercise programs for clients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, exercise-induced hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
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