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Certified™: May 2018

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Challenge Both Body and Brain With Task-Oriented Exercises

Amanda Vogel by Amanda Vogel
Health and Fitness Expert

Playful, purpose-driven exercises can push clients to work especially hard, but with an air of mental levity because they’re so focused on completing the task at hand. In this article, you’ll learn why task-driven exercises work so well and important ground rules to keep in mind, and access a round-up of trainer-tested drills you can use in your own training sessions or fitness classes.

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Core Hammer: An ACE Integrated Fitness Training<sup>®</sup> Model Workout
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Core Hammer: An ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model Workout

by Jonathan Ross
Health and Fitness Expert

Exclusively for CERTIFIED readers, ACE Pro Jonathan Ross applies the principles of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model to create an innovative workout featuring the Core Hammer that is safe and effective for all your clients—not just the ones who are the most fit.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: A Comparison of the Talk Test and Percent Heart-rate Reserve
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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: A Comparison of the Talk Test and Percent Heart-rate Reserve

by Daniel J. Green
Contributor

While equations to accurately predict maximal heart rate have improved somewhat since the early days of “220 – Age,” these equations are still pretty unreliable. A new ACE-sponsored study investigates whether the Talk Test, which is easy to implement, provides a suitable alternative to range-based programming and provokes training responses that are comparable to traditional guidelines.

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