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Career Active 4 Things Health and Fitness Professionals Need to Know About the Apple Watch

4 Things Health and Fitness Professionals Need to Know About the Apple Watch

Excited about the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch? ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., attended Apple’s launch event earlier this month and shares his thoughts on how the Apple Watch will affect health and fitness professionals.

Fitness Active Understanding & Interpreting the ACE-Sponsored Research on the CrossFit™ Workout

Understanding & Interpreting the ACE-Sponsored Research on the CrossFit™ Workout

CrossFit is, arguably, the hottest trend in fitness these days, with legions of devotees performing WODs (workouts of the day). To determine if these short, high-intensity workouts are enough to get you fit, ACE sponsored a research study that looked at the calorie burn and intensity of two popular CrossFit workouts. In this article, ACE Chief Science Officer Dr. Cedric Bryant summarizes and interprets the findings of this study.

Active What is functional strength training?

What is functional strength training?

Functional strength training has become a popular buzzword in the fitness industry, but what exactly does it mean? Let’s discuss this subject and uncover what the buzz is really all about.

Active Why is it important to vary my workout routines?

Why is it important to vary my workout routines?

You’ve probably heard the expression that “change is a good thing,” and when it comes to your workout routines, this statement rings true. Discover the many benefits of varying your approach to exercise.

Active What’s the best way to get acclimated to hot yoga classes?

What’s the best way to get acclimated to hot yoga classes?

With hot yoga classes continuing to hold their popularity, it is important to understand how the body cools itself when heat stress is present and what countermeasures to take to minimize the risk of heat illness.

Active Do the benefits outweigh the risks if individuals hold dumbbells in their hands while doing step aerobics or other cardio activities?

Do the benefits outweigh the risks if individuals hold dumbbells in their hands while doing step aerobics or other cardio activities?

Adding extra weight in the form of hand or wrist weights increases the total mass that must be moved, so it seems logical that using extra weight would be beneficial in boosting the physiological demands of an activity, right? But do the benefits outweigh the risks? Find out here.

Active After gastric bypass surgery, are there specific exercise precautions I should take?

After gastric bypass surgery, are there specific exercise precautions I should take?

Without question, exercise can play a critical role helping gastric bypass patients achieve long-term success in their efforts to fully recover from surgery and engage in a “normal” routine of activities. However, certain exercise training considerations and precautions exist for these individuals.

Active When is the best time to stretch?

When is the best time to stretch?

Is it best to stretch before or after exercising? Available research is inconclusive regarding the optimal time to stretch. In addition, strong evidence is lacking with regard to the beneficial effects associated with pre-exercise stretching (e.g., injury prevention or enhanced athletic performance).