ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effect of Cold Water Immersion on Recovery and Exercise Performance

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effect of Cold Water Immersion on Recovery and Exercise Performance

We’ve all seen videos of athletes giving post-game interviews from the discomfort of locker room ice baths. Does this recovery strategy really work, and can those benefits be enjoyed by typical gym-goers in addition to competitive athletes? And how do timing and duration factor in? This latest ACE-sponsored research answers these questions and more.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is HIIT Resistance Exercise Superior to Traditional Resistance Training?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is HIIT Resistance Exercise Superior to Traditional Resistance Training?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has repeatedly been shown to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and vascular function in a time-efficient manner. However, there has been a lack of research that looks at resistance training through this same lens. To address this gap in the literature, ACE enlisted the help of a team of researchers at Western State Colorado University to evaluate the effectiveness of applying the HIIT paradigm to resistance training.

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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

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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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Is the Best Back Exercise?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: What Is the Best Back Exercise?

Training the muscles of the back is a complicated—and possibly time-consuming—endeavor, as these muscles vary tremendously in terms of their functions and angles of contraction. That said, most of your clients undoubtedly want to maximize their time at the gym. This latest ACE-sponsored research study uncovers how to best target the muscles of the back with as few exercises as possible.

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Video-based Fitness Lessons Could Help Kids Be More Active at School

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Video-based Fitness Lessons Could Help Kids Be More Active at School

In its never-ending quest to get people moving, ACE is always on the lookout for innovative approaches to encouraging people to live more active lifestyles. Research conducted at the University of Kansas investigated a novel approach to activating youngsters during the school day—the development of a series of 10-minute exercise videos that teachers could use as part of their lesson plans. So, what did the data reveal?

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