The year is almost up and there were plenty of workouts that challenged you and your client! See ACE’s 10 best workouts that will have you working up a sweat.
If building a lot of muscle mass is among your clients’ fitness goals, the deadlift should be one of your go-to exercises. This power move helps train numerous major muscles, including the hamstrings, glutes, lower-back and trapezius muscles.
Spine health is often not a focus of strategic health and fitness planning, typically receiving attention only after an injury or chronic pain has occurred. Considering the important role the spine plays in overall functioning, incorporating exercises that create a strong and mobile spine can go a long way toward helping clients avoid low-back pain.
Strong glutes are essential, not only for aesthetics, but also for reducing your risk of injury and low-back pain. Plus, powerful glutes enable us to become more agile, jump higher, lift heavier, climb stairs, walk and/or run with less stress to the lower-chain joints, making everyday living and recreational activities more enjoyable and less taxing.
Strong, well-defined arms create a visual effect that lets others know that you make physical activity an important component of your life. You can change the look of your arms fairly easily, because the relatively short structures of the arm muscles allow them to quickly adapt to strength training.
Yoga and high-intensity interval training are at essentially opposite ends of the movement spectrum. HIIT, while sometimes community-oriented, is competitive, often requiring the exerciser to push beyond his or her body’s limits, which can result in injury. Yoga, conversely, asks us to listen to our bodies and honor where we are at that moment, including our limitations.
Testosterone is an anabolic steroid responsible for promoting the repair and growth of muscle proteins. Currently, there are a lot of half-truths out there regarding low testosterone levels among men and how to raise them. To help clarify some of the misinformation being propagated, here is what you need to know about low-T and what you can do about it in the gym.
If you are ready for a pectoral-pumping workout that doesn’t involve push-ups, this workout is for you. Each move is guaranteed to train some or all of the muscles used in push-ups without doing a single push-up.
As fitness professionals, we’re likely to encounter clients who have either suffered from or are suffering from low back pain. This is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders that plagues the population and is said to be the second most common complaint doctors hear from patients.
Life, says ACE pro Jonathan Ross, is a choice between “busy and unfit,” and “busy and fit.” Everyone is busy. So, what is the fix? With a few simple ingredients, Ross explains how you can make a workout fit the time you have instead of feeling frustrated trying to fit a 60-minute workout into a 20-minute window.
Strength training is commonly performed while sitting or while standing on both legs, but exercises that feature single-leg work also are beneficial, particularly because they mimic how we move in day-to-day life and while playing sports.