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ProSource™: Research Special Issue 2015

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CrossFit: ACE-Sponsored Study Puts Popular Workout to the Test

by Paige Babiash, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Jeffery Steffen, Ph.D., Scott Doberstein, M.S., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

CrossFit™ continues to be one of the hottest trends in fitness, with legions of devotees performing WODs (workouts of the day). But are these short, high-intensity workouts enough to get you fit? This ACE-sponsored study, which looked at the calorie burn and intensity of two popular CrossFit workouts, has the answer.

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Abs! Abs! Abs!
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Abs! Abs! Abs!

by Edward Stenger, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Clayton Camic, Ph.D., Attila Kovacs, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

Strong abs are about more than good looks—they are key to increasing core strength and endurance, improving posture, reducing low-back pain and enhancing sport performance. ACE commissioned exclusive research to determine just how effective some of the most popular devices and ab exercises are in comparison to the traditional crunch.

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ACE Study Reveals Best Biceps Exercises
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ACE Study Reveals Best Biceps Exercises

by Scott Young, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Clayton Camic, Ph.D., Attila Kovacs, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

Some call them the vanity muscles—and for good reason. In gyms across the nation, the biceps are among the most coveted, sought after and overly trained muscles in the human body. But what’s the best way to safely build strong and defined biceps? Exclusive ACE-sponsored research evaluates eight popular biceps exercises to determine which is the most effective.

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