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ProSource: September 2014

ProSource: September 2014

Dynamite Delts: ACE Research Identifies Top Shoulder Exercises

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

When it comes to both functional strength and aesthetics, strong shoulder muscles are key. But what’s the best way to effectively strengthen and shape the entire shoulder muscle? To learn the answer, check out this exclusive ACE study, which evaluated 10 popular shoulder exercises to determine which ones are the most effective.

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Best Exercises for Great Legs and Pain-free Knees

By Justin Price

Is there a secret to developing strong, great-looking legs without increasing the risk of painful knees? Biomechanics expert Justin Price explains why traditional lower-body workouts can actually increase the likelihood of knee pain and/or injury because they don’t train the muscles of the legs in a functional, weight-bearing fashion. Here are his top exercises for building great-looking legs while minimizing the risk of injury.

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Beyond Rolling

By Carrie Myers

Foam rolling for myofascial release has become standard practice for reducing muscle tension and improving performance, but there are other methods that can be used to help release persistent trigger points. Here’s a rundown of several techniques, including the MELT method, Rolfing and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, that could benefit both you and your clients.

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Run For Your Life

Whether a person runs at a snail’s pace or even for just minutes a day, a new research study offers encouraging news. Learn why running as few as 6 miles or for less than an hour per week can dramatically cut the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke and add years to a person’s life.

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How to Position Yourself for a Career in Medical Fitness

By Daniel J. Green

Learn how innovative health and fitness professionals are bridging the gap between medicine and fitness to help individuals adopt safe, effective and ongoing fitness programs that will not only change, but very possibly save, their lives. Plus, get expert advice on how to break into medical fitness, an exciting—and expanding—niche of the fitness industry.

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15 Creative Ways to Get More Clients

By Megan Senger

You’ve worked hard to become an educated, skilled professional. But without any fitness clients, you’ve got a hobby, not a paying career! To drive your bottom line, you need to know how to attract new trainees. Here are 15 ideas for getting more prospective leads to keep your business moving forward.

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Exercise for Patients With COPD: An Integral Yet Underutilized Intervention

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by slow declines in functional ability and exercise tolerance, which are strongly predictive of poor health-related quality of life and survival. Exercise training can alleviate dyspnea and improve exercise tolerance and health-related quality of life in patients with mild-to-severe COPD. This article addresses the role of exercise as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of COPD, especially with regard to pulmonary rehabilitation.

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High Intensity Exercise Training for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Aerobic exercise training and diet are recommended to prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. The American Diabetes Association recommends that adults with prediabetes engage in 150 minutes or more per week of moderate activity. However, when matched for total energy expenditure, high-intensity exercise training has a lower overall time commitment compared with traditional low- or moderate-intensity exercise. Therefore, high-intensity exercise training is a potent tool for reducing risk for prediabetic patients with limited time.

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