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Certified™: February 2018

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Is the Best Exercise for the Hamstrings?

Daniel  J. Green by Daniel J. Green

Few muscle groups bring an exerciser less glory and fewer compliments than the hamstrings, but strengthening these muscles can make performing activities of daily living easier and help reduce pain and tightness in the lower back. Because many clients cite lack of time as a main reason for not exercising, ACE enlisted the help of a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to identify the most effective hamstrings exercise.

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Total-body Sprint/Body-weight Circuit to Improve Muscular Endurance
  • Certified™: February 2018

Total-body Sprint/Body-weight Circuit to Improve Muscular Endurance

by Jason R. Karp, Ph.D.
Health and Fitness Expert

You don’t need to lift dumbbells or use weight machines to get stronger and more defined. And neither do your clients. The key to increasing muscular endurance and developing shapely muscles is to combine low-to-moderate resistance with short recovery intervals between sets. Check out this sprint/body-weight circuit that is both fun and effective for improving endurance and enhancing appearance.

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