Understanding The Impact of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor on Exercise

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Understanding The Impact of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor on Exercise

In this final installment of a three-part series on hormones and exercise, we examine two important hormones that help promote tissue repair, fat metabolism and muscle growth: growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). Understanding how exercise can elevate levels of these hormones will enhance your ability to design programs that allow clients to achieve their desired outcomes with effective and time-efficient workouts.

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How to Design Body-weight Training Workouts Using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model

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How to Design Body-weight Training Workouts Using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model

When equipment and facilities are inaccessible, knowing how to use body-weight exercises to achieve various fitness goals is paramount. This article describes how to apply the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model to your work with clients and offers specific strategies for designing several different exercise programs featuring only body-weight exercises.

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High-intensity Interval Training for Active Older Adults

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High-intensity Interval Training for Active Older Adults

Unsure if you should be using high-intensity interval training with your older clients? This article examines the researched benefits of HIIT for people age 60 and older, including those who may have health challenges, as well as the safety concerns and best practices of incorporating HIIT workouts into the training programs of clients who are active older adults.

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Hitting the Barre: Understanding the Popular Group Fitness Trend 

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Hitting the Barre: Understanding the Popular Group Fitness Trend 

While there is little published research on the effectiveness of barre exercise, previous research into high-volume exercise makes it possible to glean some insight into what might be happening to the muscles during a barre workout. Additionally, given the popularity of barre classes, the opportunity to teach this format has never been greater, and health and exercise professionals who are looking to expand their offerings may find barre to be a good fit.

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Benefits of Resistance Training for Active Agers

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Benefits of Resistance Training for Active Agers

If you are looking for a way to improve your health, enhance your quality of life and increase your overall lifespan, consider adding more resistance training to your current level of physical activity. And if you’re still unconvinced that resistance training is important, here are nine reasons why you should reconsider, especially if you are over the age of 50.

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8 Reasons to Take a Rest Day

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8 Reasons to Take a Rest Day

Feeling stressed or burned out or having a tough time falling asleep even though you are physically exhausted are all possible signs of overtraining and an indicator that you need to allow for more rest time in your workout program. But if the thought of a day away from the gym or not enjoying your favorite activity leaves you feeling concerned, here are eight benefits of taking a complete rest day.

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Getting in Shape for Winter Sports

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Getting in Shape for Winter Sports

If you have clients who thrive in cold weather and enjoy outdoor activities during winter, you want to help them get in shape now so they can be ready to have fun once the snow begins to fall. Check out this workout featuring compound sets, which was designed for general strength and conditioning and is ideal for helping your clients get in shape for their favorite cold-weather outdoor activities.

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