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7/26/09 10:35 P

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I missed the first class (forgot the date), but I'm signed up for the one on the 27th. Thanks for the reminder - I'm looking forward to it!

Kathy
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7/20/09 9:23 P

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I just signed up for the Exercise Etc. ACE online webinar prep course and the first class was tonight! It was really really good and it's starting to make sense! I'm looking forward to the next 7 classes!

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7/2/09 8:05 A

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Thank you so much! I'm only 30 days out from taking the test. I have not signed up for the test because I don't feel I'm ready, actually I feel like I will never be ready! There's so much to know..I often tell people who think it should be a breeze and obviously have no idea what they are talking about, that if this was a college couse it would take a year to learn this and countless tests....Then I show them the manual! I've been studying for about 4 months now and trying to run a business and take care of my family. But I can't wait to start. I've been hired at Anytime fitness as their only female trainer. I haven't negotiated with them yet but it's more about the people to me. I don't really need the money..not saying I'm loaded but money doesn't mean much to me. It's about saving people's lives and bring awareness to the community.

Do it now or never!

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Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this - GREAT INFO!!!

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How to Study for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam
http://www.acecpt.blogspot.com/

STEP 1: What to buy?

ACE Premier Personal Trainer Home Study Program. It includes the following:

1. ACE Personal Trainer Manual: The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals (3rd Edition)
2. A Fitness Professional's Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement.
3. ACE's Practical Guide to Functional Anatomy DVD
4. Master the Manual: A Study Guide to Accompany the ACE Personal Trainer Manual
5. Sample Test for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam (it has 60 multiple choice questions)
6. Written Simulation Sample Problem (Save for the end)
7. Personal Trainer Home Study Guide
8. Flashcards
9. Audio study program
10. 12- and 20-week planners
11. Free consultation
12. Self-guided online review questions

STEP 2: Sign up for the free study coach program.

Here, you will get a weekly study guide plus study questions based on each chapter in the "Personal Trainer Manual: The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals" textbook. DO NOT DO THE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME. JUST PRINT OUT THE TESTS AND THE ANSWERS FOR LATER USE. YOU WILL TAKE ALL OF THE QUESTIONS AS A COMPLETE TEST AFTER YOUR STUDYING IS DONE.

STEP 3: DO NOT BEGIN READING THE TEXT. As soon as you get the material, glance them over, and immediately sign up for the ACE personal trainer 2 day exam review. Here's what you get:

Live Workshop
2-day, 16-hour live workshop in a city near you
Taught by an ACE Master Practical Trainer
For those who learn best in an interactive, in-person setting
You do not need to know the material prior to taking the exam review course. During the course you will be given a study guide (absolutely invaluable) that will guide your entire study and memorization. The entire review course is a process of fill in the blanks. Your instructor will give you the fill ins and all you have to do is to write the correct information in your book from the projector. You will have to memorize everything in this book except the origins or insertion of muscles. YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED THE ORIGINS AND INSERTIONS ON THE TEST
EVENTHOUGH IT IS IN THE REVIEW BOOKLET.

STEP 4: Sign up for the exercise etc. online weekly webinars and purchase the exercise etc. cd (filled with 1300 questions) for the ACE personal trainer exam.

Here, you will attend a total of 9 webinars (2 hours each) from the convenience of your home. You will be given notes in PDF format that you can print prior to the webinars, and again you will fill in the blanks as instructor speaks.

STEP 5: Read the designated chapters in the ACE personal trainer manual prior to each exercise etc. webinar. Do the corresponding questions in the master the manual and the personal trainer home study guide.

Review your the notes you take during the webinar before and after every webinar.

Start reading the flashcards. MEMORIZE THE PRIME MOVERS.

STEP 6: Install the CD that comes with the "A Fitness Professional's Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement". This CD is invaluable (it is located in the inside flap of your book). In it you can watch videos of movements such as flexion, dorsiflexion, plantarfexion, adduction, abduction, etc. Here's where you will learn body movements by watching live demonstrations. The book itself is otherwise useless as you will not need to identify any muscle structures on the test (you might get one questions max....therefore, it's not to your benefit to sit there and memorize all the detail contained in that book).

STEP 7: Install the Exercise Etc. cd rom after you finish the 9 week course. The answers to the questions themselves have no explanations. However, you can email Laura Abbott (the instructor) with every question. She is always prompt at answering all your questions. Write all the questions that you missed in the appropriate sections of your ACE personal trainer exam review book.

STEP 8: Start listening to the Audio Cd's after having read the book once. (YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIO CD'S. HOWEVER, THE CD'S WILL HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE DIFFERENT ANATOMICAL NAMES).

STEP 9: Watch the ACE's Practical Guide to Functional Anatomy DVD at this time. It will help you review the general information in anatomy that you will need for the exam. However, DO NOT WASTE YOU TIME STUDYING ORIGINS OR INSERTIONS. YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED ANY QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM ON THESE TOPICS:


STEP 10: After reading the text once and attending all the exercise etc. webinars, begin study from the ACE personal trainer exam review book exclusively. YOU MUST MEMORIZE EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK INCLUDING ALL THE CHARTS.

STEP 11: As you read each section in the two-day exam review book, go back to the ACE Personal Trainer Manual: The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals (3rd Edition), and reread the corresponding section in the manual. This will help you focus only on the material that ACE considers important for the exam.

STEP 12: After you finish memorizing the ACE personal trainer exam review book, take the 100 questions that come with the Home study coach program. Go back to the text to review the answers you missed.

STEP 13: Take the 60 multiple questions and the following tests:

1. The sample test for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam (it has 60 multiple choice questions): Allow yourself only 72 seconds per question (that's how much time you will have on the actual ACE personal trainer exam).

2. Written Simulation Sample Problem that came with your ACE Premier Personal Trainer Home Study Program. Allow yourself no more than 30 minutes for all the questions in the sample test. (that's how much time you will have to complete each written simulation sample in your test. On the actual exam, you will be given 2 written simulations with a total time of 1 hour).

3. The free sample written simulation located on the acefitness.org website (just scroll down until your see sample question). Again do not take more than 30 minutes to answer these questions.

4. DO NOT just review the answers. MEMORIZE THEM. YOU WILL SEE SIMILAR QUESTIONS ON THE ACTUAL EXAM.

STEP 14: Take the ACE ONLINE EXAM (it costs approx. 30 dollars) followed up by the 2 written simulation exams that you get with your ACE exam review book (during the 2 day class that you took early on in your studies). Take these tests back to back in order to simulate the long period of that that you have to focus on the actual exam. Allow yourself 72 seconds per question (the online test is not timed, so you will have to time yourself using a stopwatch). Take a 10 minute break after the test, and the take the 2 written simulations (you will have to take both written simulations back to back....you are allowed a maximum time of 1 hour).

Here, you will get 60 multiple choice questions. You will get a score once your test ends.
PLEASE NOTE: I FAILED THIS EXAM 2 DAYS BEFORE THAT ACTUAL TEST. THIS TEST IS NOT AN INDICATOR WHETHER YOU WILL PASS THE ACTUAL EXAM OR NOT. However, the answer key (with written explanations) to this test is invaluable. It will allow you to get into the ACE mindset and think like the examiner.

Read the entire answer booklet (you can print out the test once you're finished). You can take the test 4 times. Read the answers to all the questions and MEMORIZE the answers and the questions. You will see many similar questions on the exam.

STEP 15: That's it! You are ready to take the test. Sign up for the Computer exam. DO NOT sign up for the written test. It will take several weeks to get your results if you sign up for the written test (Note: the computer exam is a little more expensive than the written test).

On the computer exam, you will be allowed to practice how to take the test prior to the real thing. The time it takes to go through the practice will not be counted toward you actual exam.

Before the test, you will be either given a dry erase board or scratch paper to work out the math problems during your test.

WARNING: once you choose the answers on the written simulation, you cannot change your mind. So write down the answers for each section on your dry erase board, and then mark your choices on the actual test.

In the next post, I will tell you the types of questions that I got.

GOOD LUCK!

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR CAN NAVIGATE TO THE APPROPRIATE SITES BY CLICKING ON THE HYPERLINKS.
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Here's some of the topics that showed up on my test:

150 multiple choice questions:

1. No insertions or orgins showed up on my test
2. Know shin splints
3. Know shoulder impingement syndrome
4. Know how much weight is safe to lose per week according to ACSM guidelines
5. Know symptom's for exercising in high altitude
6. Know CPR...know your ABC's....know what to do if you find somebody on the ground
7. Know Karvonan and BMI...
8. Know how to determine percent body fat
9. Know what muscles to exercise for client with back pain...how to adjust exercise for this scenario
10. Know Pulmonary veins, Pulmonary arteries, and the function of each
11. Know Diuretics and their effects on the body
12. Know anti-hypertensives and their effects on the body
13. Know health history forms...especially the Par-Q
14. Know Muscle spindles, and Golgi tendon organs and their functions
15. Know Difference between sprain and strain
16. Know that health improvement is 30 min. or more of activity on most day of the week
17. Know how many grams of protein per kg of body weight are necessary.
18. Know which muscles are prime movers at more than one joint
19. Know when to use extended warm-ups and cool-downs
20. Know the difference between static, dynamic, and PNF stretching
21. Know posture analysis...know the definitions for keyphosis, Lordosis, Flat-back, Forward-head, sway back, and scoliosis...know weak and strong muscles
22. Know the application of circuit training
23. Know the phases of overload and progression for cardiovascular endurance programs
24. Know the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance
25. Know the deired body weight formula
26. Know all the submaximal aerobic exercise tests
27. Know the effects of medications on heart rate response
28. Know overuse injuries and RICE (rest, ice, copression, elevation)
29. Know negligence
30. Know My Pyramid Food Guidance System
31. Know the action and roles of muscles in Lat. Pulldown
32. Know planes of movement...sagittal, Frontal, Transverse
33. Know muscle fibers and actin and myosin...study in detail


2 written simulation question Topics:

1. Older female with osteoarthritis
2. How to train man for marathon

That's all I remember:

Good Luck!
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Here are two great websites which will show you step by step, how to pass the ACE PT exam. I found them last night and I would like to share them with you!

http://acecpt.blogspot.com/

http://www.trainingfragments.com/certifi
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