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As part of our mission to protect people against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and trends, ACE often commissions independent, third-party research studies from major universities across the country. In some cases, those studies have prompted action by the Federal Trade Commission against several companies making false claims.

Is Tabata All It's Cracked Up to Be?

posted:   Friday, November 01, 2013 by: ACE FITNESS

Tabata, a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is one of the hottest trends in fitness right now, with legions of exercisers doing high-intensity Tabata-style workouts, including most notably the CrossFit community. In this exclusive ACE-sponsored study, researchers examined the physiological responses to a Tabata-style workout to determine if it is really as effective as many believe it to be.

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CrossFit: New Research Puts Popular Workout to the Test

posted:   Friday, November 01, 2013 by: ACE FITNESS

CrossFit is, arguably, the hottest trend in fitness these days, with legions of devotees performing WODs (workouts of the day). But are these short, high-intensity workouts enough to get you fit? This ACE-sponsored study, which looked at the calorie burn and intensity of two popular CrossFit workouts, has the answer.

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Hot Yoga: Go Ahead and Turn Up the Heat

posted:   Friday, June 21, 2013 by: ACE FITNESS

Hot yoga classes are hugely popular right now—and for good reason. They offer a challenging and effective workout, along with incredible mind-body benefits. But some critics think hot yoga poses unnecessary risks that far outweigh the benefits. A new ACE-sponsored research study gets to the bottom of this debate by measuring the physiological responses to practicing yoga in high temperatures and answers the question: Is hot yoga too hot to handle?

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Kettlebells Kick Butt

posted:   Thursday, April 04, 2013 by: ACE FITNESS

Many people shy away from kettlebell training due to unfounded fears that it might be too dangerous or that it’s really only for serious bodybuilders. A new ACE-sponsored study, however, sheds new light on the true benefits of this unique and time-saving workout.

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Toning Pants- Too Good to Be True?

posted:   Monday, January 21, 2013 by: ACE FITNESS

Do Fila's Toning Resistance Capris really work as advertised? This new ACE-commissioned research study offers answers.

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