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As part of our mission to protect people against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and trends, ACE often commissions independent, third-party research studies from major universities across the country. In some cases, those studies have prompted action by the Federal Trade Commission against several companies making false claims.

ACE Research Study: Sequencing Exercise for Optimum Results

posted:   Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by: ACE FITNESS

Industry guidelines spell out how much the various types of training should be performed each week. But when it comes to creating your clients’ programs, is there an optimal order for performing cardio, resistance, flexibility and neuromotor exercise? This exclusive new ACE-sponsored study sheds light on how to best organize your workouts for maximum results.

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Dynamite Delts: ACE Research Identifies Top Shoulder Exercises

posted:   Friday, August 22, 2014 by: ACE FITNESS

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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ACE Study Reveals Best Biceps Exercises

posted:   Monday, July 14, 2014 by: ACE FITNESS

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 to safely build strong and defined biceps? Exclusive ACE-sponsored research evaluates eight popular biceps exercises to determine which is the most effective.

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Improve Walking Workouts with Weighted Vests

posted:   Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by: ACE FITNESS

If you work with highly unfit or overweight clients, the latest ACE-commissioned study offers important findings for how to safely increase the intensity of your clients’ walking workouts through the use of weighted vests. Plus, we include several ready-to-go walking workouts that you can begin using with your clients today.

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Omega-3s Could Combat Negative Effects of the Western Diet

posted:   Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by: ACE FITNESS

While no amount of supplements can make up for a poor diet, new research suggests that a particular form of omega-3s—even in supplement form—could be helpful in fighting some of the negative effects of the typical Western diet, which is often high in both fat and sugar. Learn about this important nutrient and how much is needed to help prevent fatty liver disease, which is estimated to affect one in four Americans.

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