RTS2 Details


  • RTS is for the exercise professional, and therefore focuses on exercise design, execution, and delivery for the client.
  • The scope of RTS2 Practical includes the analysis and delivery of resistance exercises for "real people" and "general fitness".
  • It does not include specifics of decision making associated with rehab, sports performance, bodybuilding, etc. These topics are covered in RTS3.
  • Prerequisites:

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RTS2 Practical Labs

Each class will be conducted using and reinforcing the principles of the Continuum Training® thought process for creating Client-Defined, Custom Fit Exercise® to appropriately progress an individual along the Functional Continuum® via strategic decision making within the Exercise Continuum®. The foundational knowledge of Exercise Mechanics from the online lectures (Resistance Mechanics, Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Orchestration, and basic Equipment Mechanics) will be expected in order to participate fully.

RTS2 Practical is conducted as a group lab session with each demonstration and decision making discussions based upon a chosen subject or volunteer from the attendees. Class size and equipment availability determine the potential opportunities for each individual student to actually participate in true hands-on experiences.


  • Perform exercise specific assessment as well as constant monitoring and decision making: modify, adjust, allow, regress, progress, or abort
  • Get specific with the "warm up" by learning the CT version: PPFC - Progressive Preparation for Challenge
  • Learn to define the G.O.T.E - Goal of the Exercise, because progression often demands that the most appropriate exercise look nothing like the end goal
  • Identify the value and power of ownership (contractile control) as a primary determinant of progression
  • Determine the TOW (resistance-muscular response relationship) for each exercise
  • Determine the exercise specific ranges and planes of availability for each individual on each exercise and each set
  • Learn to recognize the influence of Tolerance/Stress Threshold on an individual's workout and progression
  • Learn to identify the appropriate levels of effort for the individual, whether it's associated with ounces or a thousand pounds
  • Identify a hierarchy of exercise value defined by influence on focused challenge (for improving function, output/tension production) vs. dispersed/down-regulated challenge (for the goal of body awareness and control)


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