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Certified™: March 2018

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Active vs. Passive Recovery and Exercise Performance: Which Strategy Is Best?

Daniel  J. Green by Daniel J. Green
Contributor

Recovery from exercise training is a vital component of the overall exercise program, and is essential for optimal performance and continued progression. To help determine the best recovery strategy for optimizing the benefits derived from a training program, ACE enlisted a team of researchers at Western State Colorado University to investigate the effects of recovery on performance.

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Plyo Progressions for Personal Training
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Plyo Progressions for Personal Training

by Amanda Vogel
Health and Fitness Expert

Plyometric exercise is a great way to add variety and intensity to a workout, but it’s not something every client should just, well, jump into. In fact, while many clients and some health and exercise pros might think of plyometrics as any exercise that involves jumping, it’s more than that. This article explains what plyometrics actually are and how to know when your client is ready to progress to more challenging exercises, and presents three exercises to try, each with multiple progressions

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Help Clients Flow Through Their Workouts: The Flow State and Exercise
  • Certified™: March 2018

Help Clients Flow Through Their Workouts: The Flow State and Exercise

by Pete McCall
Health and Fitness Expert

As a health and exercise professional, you strive to create positive and engaging fitness experiences for your clients and class participants—to help them achieve what researchers call the flow state, when they’re hyper-focused on what they’re doing and time seems to stop. Learn about the characteristics of the flow state and the conditions necessary to achieve it so you can develop specific strategies to coach your clients into flow with every workout.

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