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Training Aging Bones and Muscles (2* CEU Hours)

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2 Continuing Education Hours*

CEU/CEC Credits By Certifying Body

NASM

AFAA

ACSM

ISSA

NCCPT

ACE

0.2 CEUs

2.0 CEUs

2.0 CECs

3.0 CEUs

0.2 CEUs

N/A

*Based on NASM requirements

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of resistance training with staving off health problems or making existing problems better.

  2. Learn what resistance training looks like for an aging population (with safety considerations above everything else).

  3. Determine how to stagger progression to prevent injury.

  4. Learn how to create resistance program design or class for seniors.

New research indicates that resistance training can increase life expectancy in as much as 46% of an aging population. Resistance training is part of any complete health package, yet with aging populations often goes neglected.

Going hand-in-hand with cardiovascular, balance and stretch exercises, it is an option that can deliver amazing results that gives more quantity AND quality of life via improved movement and functioning. Lifting weights has been linked to a 19% reduced risk of death. This course will show the fitness professional how to safely engage aging populations in resistance training that will give them the ability to live a longer and more engaged life.