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Tabata for Trainers: How to Safely Train Clients Using This High-intensity Approach

By Jim Gerard

It sounds like the name of a new Latin dance craze, but throughout the fitness world, Tabata (pronounced Tah-bah’-tah) has spread virally as the ultimate version of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and is frequently—and falsely—advertised as a way to get fit in four minutes a day.


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A Step-by-step Approach to Helping Your Clients Successfully Lose Weight and Tone Up

By Pete McCall, M.S.

How many times have you heard clients say they want to lose weight and tone up? Unfortunately, clients and even some trainers often share misconceptions about what it really takes to achieve these goals. ACE Exercise Physiologist Pete McCall explains the research-based techniques you can use with your clients.


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Back to the Future: A Paleolithic Exercise Program for the 21st Century

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D.

There is no question that modern-day life has virtually eliminated the requirement to be physically active. Unlike our Paleolithic ancestors, our survival is not dependent upon our ability to hunt, gather or grow our own food or even build our necessary shelters.


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Training Recovery: The Most Important Component of Your Clients’ Exercise Programs

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D.

You know that adequate recovery between workouts is absolutely essential to your clients’ performance and continued improvement. But exactly how do you determine the optimal amount of recovery time for each client? Learn the science behind recovery and how to apply these principles.


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High-intensity Interval Training for Clinical Populations

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has traditionally been used to train athletes, but new research suggests HIIT is also safe for clinical populations and may be even more effective for improving cardiorespiratory fitness and health than continuous, moderate-intensity exercise.


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Train Your Clients to Get Down and Dirty

By Pete McCall, M.S.

Mud runs and obstacle-course races are hugely popular and attract a wide range of participants. Learn how to capitalize on this growing trend by offering profitable small-group training programs designed to help clients train for specific events throughout the year.


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ACE SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Low on cash, but still want to attend ACE West? We’re looking for a limited number of volunteers to work for a portion of our three-day events in exchange for free admission to our vendor showroom and lecture series. Learn more about how you can save your registration fee and still attend ACE West, May 16-18, in San Diego, Calif., or ACE East, October 17-19, in Orlando, Fla.
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ACE RELEASES HIIT SERIES WITH CHRIS FREYTAG

Fitness expert Chris Freytag, a longtime ACE pro with more than 20 years of experience, teamed up with ACE to release a two-DVD series of high-intensity interval training workouts designed to help you build muscle and strength from the comfort of your home or studio.
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INTRODUCING FREE WEBINARS FROM ACE

Who says you can’t get anything for free? In 2013, you can watch our ACE experts discuss exercise theory, business strategy and a host of other topics without getting out your wallet. If the topic interests you, pay for the continuing education quiz later.
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