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ProSource: February 2016
ProSource: February 2016

ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: HIIT vs. Steady-State Training

By Daniel J. Green

With the start of a New Year comes a huge wave of new clients looking to get healthy and fit. But what’s the best way to help someone get started exercising and, importantly, keep exercising over time? The latest ACE-sponsored research study, which set out to identify the best form of cardiorespiratory exercise for individuals just beginning an exercise program, may provide the answers health and fitness professionals have been searching for. Read More »

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ACE Technique Series: Chin-ups

ACE Technique Series: Chin-ups

By Pete McCall, M.S.

Chin-ups are definitely challenging, but they also are incredibly beneficial. Not only do they strengthen the involved muscles, chin-ups can help improve grip strength, posture and appearance, all while helping to reduce one’s risk of back pain and injury. In this final installment of ACE’s exclusive technique series, which includes video and step-by-step instructions, learn how to teach your clients how to master the chin-up.

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Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Clients Improve Endurance Performance

Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Clients Improve Endurance Performance

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D., Ryan M. Weatherwax, M.S., and Isaiah St. Pierre

Many of your clients have undoubtedly committed to running a half-marathon (or longer race) in the coming year. To help you design effective programs for these endurance-minded clients, here are the latest evidence-based training strategies for improving three key performance-defining physiological parameters related to endurance: VO2max, lactate threshold and economy.  

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Cortisol: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cortisol: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Cortisol, widely known as the stress hormone, can have significantly detrimental effects on the body. But have you ever wondered why the body would produce a hormone that only causes harm? Read on to learn about the good and the bad (and yes, the ugly) effects of cortisol and why exercise and recovery, in particular, are so important to enjoying more of the positive effects and less of the bad.

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Coaching Behavior Change: Accountability for Change

Coaching Behavior Change: Accountability for Change

By Natalie Digate Muth, M.D.

The most effective behavior-change plans build in accountability for change. In this fifth installment of an ongoing series on coaching behavior change, learn how to help clients develop more “response-ability” through accountability by incorporating four specific components into your behavior-change programs.

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High-ranking MIND Diet May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's

High-ranking MIND Diet May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's

As the incidence of Alzheimer's continues to increase, more clients will turn to their health and fitness professionals for guidance on how to reduce their risk. Learn why the MIND diet, which is a hybrid of the well-known Mediterranean and DASH diets and was recently ranked the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News & World Report, may offer hope for reducing one’s risk of this terrible disease.

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