American Council on Exercise
American Council on Exercise Health eTips Newsletter
Ask the Expert: High Reps & Light Weights vs. Low Reps & Heavy Weights?

Story PhotoA common belief is that you should use light weights and complete a high number of repetitions if your desire is to "tone," and use heavy weights and perform a low number of repetitions if your goal is to "bulk up". ACE's Jessica Matthews explains what you really need to know to reach your goals.

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Jumping Back on the Fitness Bandwagon

Story PhotoIt happens; work, vacation, sickness or a life change stops your exercise routine in its tracks and you quickly find yourself off the fitness bandwagon. Knowing how your body detrains during this period of inactivity can better help you understand how to properly retrain. Learn the tips to get your body back into peak condition.

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2010 ACE Fitness Symposium

Story PhotoThe 2010 ACE Fitness Symposium returns to San Diego this November for a three-day education event to enlighten, strengthen and advance fitness professionals of all levels. Educational sessions lead by today's top fitness speakers include ACE's new Integrated Fitness Training™ Model, sports conditioning, nutrition, functional training, youth fitness, lifestyle coaching, special populations, group fitness, business and more.

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Healthy Grocery Shopping - Made Easy

Story PhotoNavigating the more than 40,000 items stocked in a typical store is a challenging chore for even the most health-conscious consumers. NuVal is a nutritional scoring system that is making its way into grocery stores. Learn more about this promising system and test your nutritional knowledge with the fun Nutrition by Numbers game.

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Health & Fitness News

The Skinny on Fat: Should You Only Be Able to Pinch an Inch?
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More Proof Consumers Just Love the Quick-Fix Gimmick
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Certification Exams & Workshops

ACE Certification Exams Worldwide
November - Pencil and Paper Exam
Anytime - Computer-based Testing
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ACE Workshops and Educational Programs Nationwide
October 14 - Exercise Programming for Winter Sports
October 23 - Functional Training & Assessment Workshop
November 3-6 - ACE Fitness Symposium
November 3 & 20 - Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED
November 3 - Sports Conditioning
November 20 - Integrated Fitness Training Workshop
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ACE Fit Facts™

Fit FactExercise and Hypertension

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Exercise of the Month

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Healthy Weight Recipe
RecipeSmoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

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Discussion Boards
"Knee pain after exercise"

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