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.Read More
Pound is a new 45- to 60-minute program that incorporates Pilates and total-body movements with drumming, which its developer claims burns 900 calories per hour. ACE called on the research team in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to study the physiological response to a Pound workout and put this claim to the test.Read More
A company called Cool Fat Burner recently introduced wearable products designed to lower body temperature and activate metabolically active brown fat, which is supposed to help people burn more calories. The manufacturer claims that individuals can increase their metabolic rate up to 300% and burn an additional 500 kilocalories per day from two hours of wearing the vest. This latest ACE-sponsored study puts those claims to the test.Read More
There are a number of reasons for a person to know his or her percent body fat and waist-to-hip ratio. Body composition is an important component of health-related fitness because of the relationship between excess body fat and chronic disease. The makers of the LeanScreen app promise to accurately measure a user’s body composition at a cost of only $39.99 for the download. This ACE-sponsored research put this app to the test.Read More
Total Gym sits at that rare confluence of popularity and effectiveness, so it’s no surprise that the introduction of the Total Gym ELEVATE Row™ was met with enthusiasm. Because of its novelty, however, there is a lack of research on the ELEVATE Row. Can it live up to the legacy of the Total Gym name? ACE enlisted the help of researchers at Western State Colorado University to find out.Read More
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