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Latest Posts By MarkKelly10

Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D., CSCS has been involved in professional fitness for 30 years. His careers have ranged from being a gym worker, to personal trainer, to assessment specialist, to corporate wellness program director, to boot camp instructor and trainer, to instructor educator. His company Principle-Centered Health performed a wide variety of assessments including body composition with a Bod Pod and Underwater Weighing, and VO2max and anaerobic threshold determination. Mark has written personal training manuals, several CEC courses, many magazine articles, and scientific abstracts. He was a nationally ranked duathlete in 1993, won his first and only body building contest, and recently placed 3rd in his age group in a mud run. He has been a fitness model for Men's Fitness, and On Fitness, and performs studies on informercial exercise equipment. He also speaks to national and international audiences on a variety of topics.

Friday, December 20, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Strength Train Your Way to a Great Race Day

A well-designed resistance-training program can go a long way toward helping reduce a runner’s risk of injury. Here are some resistance-band exercises to reduce running-related injuries and possibly kick up your pace a notch.

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Monday, November 04, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Four Fun and Effective Treadmill Workouts

Running on a treadmill may not be as exciting as running trails or along the beach, but it gets the job done when inclement weather or other constraints make it necessary to exercise indoors. But treadmill training doesn’t have to be boring, explains ACE Exercise Physiologist Dr. Mark P. Kelly, who offers four fun treadmill workouts that will get you ready for your next race.

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Friday, September 06, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Advances in Aerobic Training: How to Apply the New Heart Rate Formulas

Science and technology advancements mean that our knowledge of fitness is constantly evolving. What was once standard practice, such as calculating maximum heart rate, can quickly become outdated and irrelevant. ACE Exercise Physiologist Dr. Mark Kelly explains how to apply some of the newer formulas for calculating heart rate and intensity, and how these new tools may make it easier to help your clients build a stronger base of fitness.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

High-intensity Interval Training May Be Making a HIIT in Unsuspected Ways

Many exercisers shy away from trying high-intensity interval training (HIIT) because they fear it will be too hard or might lead to injury. According to several studies, those fears may largely be unfounded. Not only is HIIT extremely effective for improving health and reducing the risk factors for metabolic syndrome, many exercisers appear to enjoy it much more than traditional continuous exercise. Need more convincing? Read on…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Music Tames (or Revs Up) the Savage Exercising Beast

When it comes to making a workout more enjoyable, nothing quite matches the power of music. And the science proves it—from increasing intensity and reducing how difficult exercise feels, to enhancing explosiveness and lactate clearance during recovery, music improves nearly every aspect of working out.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

Genetics and Health: The New Frontier

Scientists have developed a test to determine how individuals are genetically programmed to respond to exercise, but knowing the answer could be a two-edged sword. Learn why this DNA test may be useful or harmful, depending on the expectations of the individual, and how fitness professionals can help clients use this information to their best advantage.

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Monday, October 08, 2012 in Exam Preparation Blog

What is the Thomas Test?

ACE Exercise Physiologist Mark Kelly discusses how to administer the Thomas Test, as well as what mistakes to avoid when performing the assessment.

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Friday, October 05, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

Is There Such Thing As a Bad Exercise?

ACE Exercise Physiologist Mark Kelly responds to feedback about a new ACE-sponsored chest exercise study by discussing the reasoning behind the exercise choices used in the study as well as the inclination for individuals to put exercises into a given classification.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Land a Job in Corporate Wellness

If you’re looking for a career where your knowledge will impact hundreds of individuals both physically and financially, corporate wellness may be the right path for you. While many fitness professionals tend shy away from this industry, the reality is that it can be a very rewarding place to work. In this article, Dr. Mark Kelly discusses the necessary steps to land a job as a wellness consultant.

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