ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: How Effective is the Total Gym ELEVATE Row?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: How Effective is the Total Gym ELEVATE Row?

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.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can Pickleball Help Middle-aged and Older Adults Get Fit?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can Pickleball Help Middle-aged and Older Adults Get Fit?

Pickleball may not be as well known as other racquet sports such as tennis or squash, but those who play it claim it has a huge fun factor. But does it provide a good workout? ACE enlisted the help of Lance Dalleck, Ph.D., and his team of researchers to quantify the acute cardiovascular and metabolic responses to Pickleball, and to determine the effectiveness of a six-week Pickleball intervention at positively modifying cardiometabolic risk factors.

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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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