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ProSource™: April 2015

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Maximize HIIT With Metabolic Strength Conditioning

Amanda Vogel by Amanda Vogel
Health and Fitness Expert

Have you tried metabolic strength conditioning? It combines a circuit format with resistance exercises and back-to-back intervals, making it particularly effective for producing both cardio and strength results. Check out this sample workout that alternates between non-competing muscle groups to capitalize on the rest periods between exercises and get more muscles working in less time.

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ACE-sponsored Research: Identifying the Best Method to Program Exercise Intensity
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ACE-sponsored Research: Identifying the Best Method to Program Exercise Intensity

by Daniel J. Green
Contributor

Exercise intensity is typically presented as a percentage of heart-rate reserve, maximum heart rate or VO2reserve, but this method often yields mixed results. A new ACE-commissioned study compared the effectiveness of two exercise-training programs for improving cardiorespiratory fitness: the ACE three-zone training model versus the more common relative-percent method. Read on to learn their findings and how to apply them.

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Power Training: Advanced Exercise Program Design Strategies for Your Clients
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Power Training: Advanced Exercise Program Design Strategies for Your Clients

by Pete McCall
Health and Fitness Expert

Power or explosive exercises are most often used to enhance athletic performance, but they also can provide many useful benefits for clients of all fitness levels. Whether your clients are competing at an elite level or just want to remain injury-free for their favorite leisure-time activities, learn why power exercises can deliver big results in less time.

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