ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is Krav Maga an Effective Workout?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Is Krav Maga an Effective Workout?

Krav Maga is a relatively new addition to the martial arts–style offerings in the fitness industry. It combines self-defense techniques with components of kickboxing, karate, jiujitsu and judo to form a challenging aerobic workout. But is it intense enough to improve physical fitness and impact weight management? Read this ACE-sponsored research to find out.

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A Comparison of the Talk Test and Percent Heart-rate Reserve

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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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What Is the Best Exercise for the Hamstrings?

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What Is the Best Exercise for the Hamstrings?

Few muscle groups bring an exerciser less glory and fewer compliments than the hamstrings, but strengthening these muscles can make performing activities of daily living easier and help reduce pain and tightness in the lower back. Because many clients cite lack of time as a main reason for not exercising, ACE enlisted the help of a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to identify the most effective hamstrings exercise.

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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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