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ProSource: November 2013

ProSource: November 2013

CrossFitTM: New Research Puts Popular Workout to the Test

By Paige Babiash, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Jeffery Steffen, Ph.D., Scott Doberstein, M.S., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

CrossFitTM is, arguably, the hottest trend in fitness these days, with legions of devotees performing WODs (workouts of the day). But are these short, high-intensity workouts enough to get you fit? This ACE-sponsored study, which looked at the calorie burn and intensity of two popular CrossFit workouts, has the answer.

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Can Clients “Cheat” Their Way to Weight Loss?

By Daniel J. Green

Even the most dedicated dieters “cheat” on their programs every once in a while. Most clients will claim these moments of freedom keep them sane when they are struggling to adhere to a weight-loss program. But what about those who allow themselves a “cheat day” every once in a while—a pre-planned day off from the program as opposed to a spur-of-the-moment slip-up? Are they setting themselves up for success, or creating a form of self-sabotage?

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Turn Back the Clock: How to Maximize the Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise

By Pete McCall, M.S.

The right exercise program can slow the effects of aging and help maintain muscle mass, which can create a more youthful appearance. Fitness pro Pete McCall explains how to help clients retain their youth by designing workouts that promote the anabolic hormones responsible for muscular development, and offers two sample programs to help get you started.

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TRX Founder Shares His Secrets to Building Your Brand—and Your Business—Like a Pro

By Randy Hetrick and TRX

Building a successful brand starts with passion—the passion to change people’s lives and to create something lasting and worthwhile. TRX founder Randy Hetrick shares the tools and approaches he used to build the TRX brand, which you can use to channel your own passion into building both your brand and your business.

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Mind-body Balance Training for Special Populations

By Elizabeth Kovar

Individuals who are balance challenged, such as those with Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, require a method of balance training that usually includes keeping two feet on the floor. Fusing Western, Eastern and somatic concepts, this well-rounded practice combines ancient postures with traditional exercise to meet the balance needs of individuals with special needs.

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Are Concerns Over Mercury-contaminated Fish Overblown?

The media has been sounding the alarm about high levels of mercury in fish and the potential dangers it poses, particularly to pregnant women. A new study, however, suggests that fears about consuming too much mercury-laden fish may be unfounded, and that the numerous benefits of eating fish far outweigh any potential drawbacks.

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