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Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Have we gotten carried away with HIIT?

Is your motto, “Everything in moderation” or “You can never have too much of a good thing”? It seems the fitness industry has decided you can never have too much high-intensity interval training (HIIT), with the intense modality taking over class schedules across the country. But popularity doesn’t always mean great results, explains ACE Certified pro Shannon Fable, who argues that we’ve gotten a little too carried away with all-HIIT programming, all the time. Could there be a more effective app

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Friday, August 29, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model: Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 2

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In the second installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phase 2: Aerobic Efficiency Training.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

7 Things to Know About Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC)

Just like a car’s engine takes a while too cool off after a long trip, your metabolism can continue to burn more calories after a high-intensity workout then when at complete rest. This physiological effect is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall explains seven things you should know about EPOC and how it can help you and your clients achieve optimal levels of calorie burning from your workouts.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Improve Your Stability and Mobility with These Functional Exercises

Functional fitness isn’t just a fitness concept, it’s an essential component of living a healthy, active life. It’s also the newest addition to the ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model. Here are some great functional exercises you can add to your clients’ current workout routines as part of a dynamic warm-up or, if your client is new to exercise, start with these to begin developing his or her stability and mobility, while also gently increasing heart rate.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

5 Habits That Will Help Increase Your Longevity

We can’t avoid growing older, but our lifestyle habits can help determine or not those years are long and happy ones. Fortunately, living healthy doesn't have to be a chore. ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag explains how to incorporate five habits into your normal routine that will equip you for the marathon that is life.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model provides a layout for individualized cardiorespiratory programming. Here are some key concepts to keep in mind when programming using the four phases of the Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE IFT Model.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Four Signs You’re Meant to Be a Personal Trainer

Do you have what it takes to be a personal trainer? ACE Certified Pro Sabrena Merrill explains the four signs that could mean you’re ready to take on the challenge of helping others achieve their fitness goals.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Finding The "Why" behind Your Clients' Goals

Do you know what motivates your clients? Learning the deeper, driving forces behind your clients’ lives can help you discover the right formula for helping them stay motivated and committed to exercising regularly and eating healthfully, explains ACE Certified Pro Jonathan Ross. After all, when we are drawn to the things that make life healthy and fulfilling, we can do them easily without willpower.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Train Smarter with Fitwall: A High-Intensity Interval Training Workout

Have you experienced Fitwall yet? Fitwall’s Director of Training and National Head Coach Clifton Harski shows ACE’s Anthony Wall how to “Train Smarter” using Fitwall’s unique combination of high-intensity interval training plus continuous biofeedback via heart-rate monitors and mounted iPADs. Check out this abbreviated version of Fitwall’s fun and highly effective 40-minute workout.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 in Exam Preparation Blog

Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots With Your Certification (Part 1)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals is a reference manual designed to help you understand the basics of the science behind exercise. Given the depth and breadth of the information presented, it can definitely feel intimidating. But don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. This current five-part blog series will take you through all of the chapters of the manual and highlight the key topics that are important for you as a fitness professional.

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