Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Too much information.

The Essentials of Exercise Science is the OTHER book used when studying for the ACE GFI test. The first time I cracked it open, I seriously had second thoughts about this whole certification thing. There is just no way my brain will ever retain all this information. The anatomy section is the killer for me. I just SUCK at memorization. I mean SUCK! It doesn't help that all the muscle names are 500 letters long.

ACE actually has a blog with tips for people studying for their exams. This post saved my sanity. It's also nice to know I'm not the only one feeling like a friggin' genius, trying to memorize the names of muscles they can't even spell. The post lists exactly what we need to know from each chapter. THANK YOU!

Lets start at the beginning:

Chapter 1: The most important aspects of this chapter are the anatomical positions

  • Anterior: Toward the front
  • Posterior: Toward the back 
  • Inferior: Away from the head
  • Medial: Toward the midline of the body
  • Lateral: Away from the midline of the body
  • Proximal: Toward the attached end of the limb
  • Distal: Away from the attached end of the limb

  • Sagittal: Vertical, Divides left from right.
  • Frontal: Vertical, Divides front from back.
  • Transverse: Horizontal, Divides top from bottom.

 the segmental movements in the three planes;

  • Flexion
  • Extension
  • Dorsiflextion
  • Plantarflexion

  • Abduction
  • Adduction
  • Elevation
  • Depression
  • Inversion
  • Eversion

  • Rotation
  • Supination
  • Horizontal Flexion
  • Horizontal Extension

So that's it. Easy,

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