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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Improve Your Strength and Performance With This 5 x 5 Workout

It can be a challenge to come up with new ways to help your clients safely and effectively achieve their strength goals. Here’s a technique that originated in the former Soviet Union that has proven extremely effective: lifting just five reps at a time. Check out this 5 x 5 workout that can help improve both strength and, when combined with proper skills practice, sport-specific performance as well.

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By Pete McCall | 0 Comments

Monday, June 1, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Passive Vs. Active Recovery: Which is More Effective?

You’ve just started a new workout routine or you reached a new PR with your current program and you’re feeling sore—really sore. What’s the best way to approach your recovery—being completely inactive or performing active recovery? ACE pro Jonathan Ross explains the differences between passive and active recovery and offers guidelines on how to effectively prepare for your next workout.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

ACE's 30th Anniversary: Thank You From our CEO

ACE's 30th Anniversary: Thank You From Our CEO

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

6 Exercises for a Stronger Core

A strong core is essential to a stable and mobile body. To challenge the entire core—and not just the abdominals—it is best to use a variety of stances and to incorporate a wide range of movements. Check out these six exercises that target the abdominals, back muscles, glutes and upper legs, and were designed to help improve movement efficiency and prevent injury.

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By Riana Rohmann | 0 Comments

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Coach the Vegetarian and Vegan Client

Trainers who are neither vegans or vegetarians—but train clients who are—may be concerned about their clients’ dietary choices and whether these will affect how they respond to exercise. Here is a basic primer on plant-based eating that can help you understand the specific needs of your vegan and vegetarian clients—and better help them reach their health and fitness goals.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

8 Things Group Fitness Instructors Should Carry in Their Gym Bags

Teaching group fitness means making adjustments to your plans on the fly, especially when stereo equipment malfunctions or you don’t have time to eat a meal between classes. Fill your backpack or duffel with these 8 essential back-up tools and you will be better prepared to adapt to any situation.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 in Exam Preparation Blog

Tips for Interview Success

Whether you’re newly certified or a longtime veteran, the fitness industry is ripe with opportunities for qualified health and fitness professionals. Learn how to prepare for the interview process so you can make the best possible impression and land your dream job.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Improve Lower-body Mobility and Stability

Stability and mobility are essential to avoiding injury and creating a balanced body that moves efficiently. This second installment of a two-part series on how to improve stability and mobility throughout the body focuses on exercises for the lower body, including the hips, knees, ankles and feet.

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By Jacqueline Crockford | 0 Comments

Friday, May 22, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Upper-body Power Moves

You know plyometric exercises are great for the lower body, but did you know you could also use plyometrics to increase upper-body strength and power as well? Requiring only a medicine ball or sandbag, these explosive upper-body exercises involve the entire body and can help your clients improve upper-body power for everything from swinging a racquet or golf club to picking up a child or carrying heavy bags of groceries.

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By Pete McCall | 0 Comments

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Immune System-Boosting Foods

It doesn’t have to be flu season for the body’s immune system to need immune-boosting nutrition to fight off the latest bug. Learn why including a variety of healthful and nutritionally dense foods in your meals, combined with regular exercise, is an effective way to stay healthy all year long.

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By EvolutionNutrition230 | 0 Comments