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

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

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.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effects of Wearing a Cold Vest on Caloric Expenditure

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: The Effects of Wearing a Cold Vest on Caloric Expenditure

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.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can the LeanScreen App Accurately Assess Percent Body Fat and Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Can the LeanScreen App Accurately Assess Percent Body Fat and Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

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.

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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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