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Research & Studies

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 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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Do Youth Coaches Need Coaching, Too?

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

How experienced and knowledgeable are the volunteers coaching youth sports? After all, they’re responsible for keeping kids safe, whether on the field or during practice. Though no one expects these valiant volunteers to have advanced degrees in exercise science, this exclusive ACE study exposes alarming gaps in qualifications for those who coach youth sports.

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CrossFit: New Research Puts Popular Workout to the Test

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

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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