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    New Nutrition Tools for Pros

    Fitness professionals have the opportunity to reach people struggling to manage or lose weight, but unfortunately, many shy away from discussing nutrition, assuming it is outside of their scope of practice. ACE has taken the initiative to find solutions that allow fitness professionals to maximize their expertise in nutrition without going beyond the boundaries.

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    Top Tips and Never-Before Seen Exercises for Training the Abs [VIDEO]

    The weather's warming up, so you and your clients may be wondering how to get chiseled abs. Author of "Abs Revealed," Jonathan Ross, knows exactly how to work all your abs — not just the main ones. Watch this video series for two never-before seen, innovative ab exercises.

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    Riding a Bike Going Nowhere Is Harder Than It Looks

    Many people falsely assume that it's easy to teach an indoor cycling class. As long as they are in shape, have a great personality and spend a ton of time on their tunes, how hard can it be? If you truly want to provide the best experience, there's more than meets the eye.

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    Correct Cues for Scapular Motion

    Personal trainers often give clients cues on how to move the shoulder blades during back- and chest-strengthening exercises, but they don't always agree on exactly what those cues should be. Our experts examine shoulder-blade positioning during four common resistance exercises and explain when, why and how to cue scapular movement to achieve safe and effective form.

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    5 Foods That Are Healthy (But Aren't)

    There are a lot of food options out there and many of them hide under a guise of being healthy. It can definitely get confusing! We decided to take the guesswork out of healthy eating by asking registered dietitians and nutrition experts to weigh in. They told us which foods aren't as healthy as we may think and even better, healthy swaps for them.

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    Applying the ACE IFT Model to P90X and Crossfit

    We’ll take a look at P90X and Crossfit, and how the Load and Performance phases of the ACE IFT Model are related to the popular workout trends.

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    Shifting Is the New Lifting

    Most lifting programs are incomplete. And it’s because they are just that — lifting programs. Most weightlifting exercises involve lifting, directly opposing gravity. But in life, we lift, shift and twist things we hold. If you add some shifting and twisting, your “lifting” program can now provide a more complete movement experience.

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ACE Study Reveals Best Biceps Exercises

By Scott Young, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Clayton Camic, Ph.D., Attila Kovacs, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

Some call them the vanity muscles—and for good reason. In gyms across the nation, the biceps are among the most coveted, sought after and overly trained muscles in the human body. But what’s the best way to safely build strong and defined biceps? Exclusive ACE-sponsored research evaluates eight popular biceps exercises to determine which is the most effective. Read more »

By the American Council on Exercise

Can You Train Upper and Lower Abs Separately?

By Jonathan Ross

One of the more confusing and controversial topics in the fitness world is the question of whether or not there is any difference between the upper and lower abs. Can you train them separately or do they act as one single muscle? Does it even matter? ACE Certified Pro Jonathan Ross looks at a couple of recent studies that will help clarify how to choose the right exercises for your clients, depending on their individual needs and goals. Read more »

By the American Council on Exercise

Training for Movement Variability

Designing movement-based exercise programs that challenge clients through a variety of patterns can improve coordination, movement skill and increase the energy expenditure of a workout. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall explains why knowing how to challenge clients with variability in their exercise programs can help them learn the safest, most effective solutions for safely executing the movements they have to perform on a regular basis. Continue Reading »

By Pete McCall, MS on 7/28/2014 | 0 Comments Comments

Six Tips for Staying Cool during Summer Workouts

Exercising outdoors in the summer can be a lot of fun, but it also can increase your risk of heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how you can safely exercise outside even when the mercury is on the rise. Here are six tips for staying cool while you heat up that calorie burn. Continue Reading »

By on 7/25/2014 | 0 Comments Comments