There are a number of reasons for a person to know his or her percent body fat and waist-to-hip ratio. Body composition is an important component of health-related fitness because of the relationship between excess body fat and chronic disease. The makers of the LeanScreen app promise to accurately measure a user’s body composition at a cost of only $39.99 for the download. This ACE-sponsored research put this app to the test.Read More
Women and Kettlebells—Better Together
When it comes to lifting weights—especially heavy ones—it is not uncommon to sense apprehension among your female clients. Help them overcome their apprehension of heavy weights and learn to love strength training. Learn more about the wide-ranging benefits of strength training from four female health and exercise professionals who've found their power and voice through lifting heavy.Read More
Core stability—and the muscles and methods to achieve it—are hot topics in the health and fitness industry. We program corrective exercises designed to facilitate the transverse abdominis or activate the spinal erectors, but pay little attention to the dome-shaped muscle between them. If you want to help your clients develop core stability that comes from the inside out, it’s time to turn your attention to the diaphragm.Read More
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