Continuing Education 

Palmer Online: New Resistance Training Guidelines for Women Over 40

Amy Ashmore holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. In this 1-hour course, she discusses new research on the relationship between estrogen loss and its effects on muscle satellite cells and muscle health in women over 40. Learners are shown how to design safe and effective resistance training routines to increase muscle mass and strength and improve body composition and appearance in women over 40.



Module 1
  • The unique role of estrogen in women's health
    • Estrogen is vital to women's health
    • Estrogen decreases with age
    • Key factor in muscle health in women over 40
  • Training load- the amount of work done
    • Frequency, volume, and intensity
  • Quiz



Module 2
  • Definitions and programming variables
  • Research regarding updated training load recommendations
    • Women benefit from high volume training
  • Quiz



Module 3
  • Exercise selection
    • Single-joint training
    • Multi-joint training
    • Benefits and suggested exercises
  • Quiz



Module 4
  • Traditional set training
  • Cluster set training
  • Differences between the two
  • Quiz



Module 5
  • Redistributed rest training
    • Training to increase muscle performance outcomes
    • Avoiding over training
    • Sample redistributed rest training routines
  • Quiz



Module 6
  • Timing of exercise
  • Muscle behavior factors
  • Muscle clocks
  • Quiz



Module 7
  • Paired training method and programming
  • Building workouts
  • Quiz




Amy Ashmore, Ph.D.

CE Hours



Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz.  You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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