RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: How Adaptive Training Compares to Traditional Resistance Training

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: How Adaptive Training Compares to Traditional Resistance Training

Adaptive resistance exercise equipment uses artificial intelligence to create workouts that are safe, controlled and use quantifiable resistance, but how do these workouts compare to free weights or traditional resistance-training machines? Researchers in the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Program at Western Colorado University set out to find out the answer.

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Overwhelmed? 6 Tips for Achieving Work/Life Balance

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Overwhelmed? 6 Tips for Achieving Work/Life Balance

As a health and exercise professional, you have likely had to reinvent yourself and find ways to serve your clients or participants while working from home or in new environments. Like many others, you may be feeling overwhelmed, so we sought the advice of those who have been working within the industry for some time and represent a range of lifestyles and responsibilities. Here, they offer their best tips for achieving work/life balance, whatever that might mean to you.

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Quantifying EPOC After REHIT

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Quantifying EPOC After REHIT

Does a reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training (REHIT) bout result in a significant caloric burn (known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC) after the workout is over? Learn why the results of this study confirm that the benefits of REHIT extend beyond the workout itself and are comparable to traditional moderate-intensity workouts that last much longer.

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Rethinking the Concept of Calories In vs. Calories Out

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Rethinking the Concept of Calories In vs. Calories Out

The oversimplification of the “eat less and move more” solution to weight loss has caused immeasurable amounts of frustration, as most people tend to blame themselves for their inability to keep weight off over the long term. Learn why it’s so important to reeducate your clients on the complexity of weight loss and help them find a dietary approach that they can incorporate into their lifestyles.

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

From Jazzercise to Zumba and everything in between, the fitness industry has been building on the concept of burning calories through dance for more than 50 years. This latest ACE-commissioned study takes a look at one of the newer dance-based programs—BODYJAM by Les Mills—to determine if it’s a good workout and how many calories participants can expect to burn in a typical class.

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Can Foam Rolling Improve Sports Performance? 

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Can Foam Rolling Improve Sports Performance? 

Foam rollers are often used during the warm-up of an exercise session or as a means of recovery between workouts, but how effective are they for improving performance? In an effort to bring some clarity to the topic, researchers evaluated the training effects of foam rolling on lower-body flexibility and mobility and performance. Also included is a video demonstrating foam-rolling exercises that you can share with your clients.

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ACE RESEARCH: Does the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model Really Work? 

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ACE RESEARCH: Does the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model Really Work? 

Since first introducing the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model more than a decade ago, ACE has been supporting research to investigate its effectiveness in real-world settings. This article describes the year 1 results of an ongoing study comparing the effectiveness of personalized exercise programming using the ACE IFT Model to standardized training protocols.

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

Like many Americans, you and your clients may be experiencing a whole new set of challenges this year, and many people are using negative coping mechanisms to fight their way through. As a health and exercise professional, consider introducing your clients to the positive coping strategies presented here, and perhaps use a few of them yourself. No one is immune to the emotions tied to this pandemic, so be as kind to yourself as you are to your clients.

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

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Survive or Thrive? 5 Positive Coping Strategies for Challenging Times

Like many Americans, you and your clients may be experiencing a whole new set of challenges this year, and many people are using negative coping mechanisms to fight their way through. As a health and exercise professional, consider introducing your clients to the positive coping strategies presented here, and perhaps use a few of them yourself. No one is immune to the emotions tied to this pandemic, so be as kind to yourself as you are to your clients.

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The Hidden Benefits of Muscular Training

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The Hidden Benefits of Muscular Training

Despite its numerous benefits, some clients have trouble sticking to a muscular-training program. As a health and exercise professional, you have the opportunity to empower your clients with the knowledge they need to connect their exercise program with their personal values and lifestyle—and, as a result, stick to the program. This article uncovers ways to help make exercise more meaningful to each of your clients.

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

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Is BODYJAM an Effective Workout?

From Jazzercise to Zumba and everything in between, the fitness industry has been building on the concept of burning calories through dance for more than 50 years. This latest ACE-commissioned study takes a look at one of the newer dance-based programs—BODYJAM by Les Mills—to determine if it’s a good workout and how many calories participants can expect to burn in a typical class.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Relative Intensity and Energy Expenditure of Battle Rope Exercise

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Relative Intensity and Energy Expenditure of Battle Rope Exercise

Can your clients improve their cardiorespiratory endurance with interval training using battle ropes? To find out, ACE asked John P. Porcari, PhD, and his research team in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to evaluate the cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses of a battle rope interval workout.

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