In total, RTS2 is 100 hours of Online Lecture and 45 hours of LIVE Practical.
- RTS is for the exercise professional, and therefore focuses on exercise design, execution, delivery, and decision making for the individual client or patient.
- The scope of RTS2 Practical includes the analysis and delivery of resistance exercises for "real people" and "general fitness".
- It does NOT include the specifics of decision making associated with rehab, sports performance, bodybuilding, etc. These topics are covered in RTS3.
- Approximately 100 hours of online presentations (22 of which are prerequisites for Practical Labs) focusing on Foundational Perspectives, Continuum Training thought processes, and select specifics of Exercise Mechanics.
- These lectures are available in the Course Library on ExerciseProfessional.com.
- Level 1000 Courses
- Level 2000 Courses
- Specific 3000 Level Courses:
- 3201 Torque 2
- 3210 Resistance Mechanics 2
- 3220 Muscle Mechanics 2
- 3301 Strength?
- 3310 Profiles: Strength vs Resistance
- 3401 Equipment Mechanics 1
- 3720 "Warm up" vs PPFC
- 3900 Delivery 1
- Level 4000 Courses specific to the Practical Lab attending
- Lecture presentations are available in the Course Library on ExerciseProfessional.com:
RTS2 Practical Labs
- Three two-day courses
- May be taken in any order (but the above is recommended)
- NOT required in order to attend RTS3 (but highly recommended depending upon your background)
Each Lab 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 Lectures (Resistance Mechanics, Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Orchestration, and basic Equipment Mechanics) should be comprehended in order to participate fully in Exercise Design and Execution utilizing the Exercise Equation.
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)
- The minimum recommended prerequisites consist of approximately 22 hours of Lecture from the 100 total RTS2 Lecture hours.
- These Courses are absolutely critical in order to begin to communicate and think beyond "accredited trainer certification" levels, and to get the minimum understanding from the Practical Labs.
- Ideally all 100 hours of Lecture would be completely comprehended prior to Practical Lab attendance in order to get the most from them and to take full advantage of your investment of time and money.
- What you take away will be exactly proportional to what you put in.
- If you are unable to view the prerequisites prior to the first Lab, watch as much as possible and then complete the rest and as much of the remaining Courses prior to the second and third Labs.
- Prerequisite Courses are available in the Course Library on ExerciseProfessional.com:
- Level 1000 Courses
- Specific 2000 Level Courses:
- 2201 Torque 2
- 2403 Resistance Mechanics 1
- 2404 Muscle Mechanics 1