Anyone who has ever worked with battle ropes knows they are hard work—but how hard? This ACE-sponsored study examines whether battle rope exercises work various muscles hard enough to elicit meaningful gains in strength.Read More
Previous ACE-sponsored research demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise programming based on the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model in comparison to more standardized exercise programming. But does that translate to people out in the real world? This current study examines whether or not the ACE IFT Model can be applied to a real-world setting, while maintaining its high level of effectiveness.Read More
College students are particularly prone to the “active couch potato” syndrome, as they tend to live active lifestyles but spend a lot of time performing sedentary behaviors when in class, studying and relaxing. This study evaluates whether replacing five hours of classroom sitting time with using a standing desk is enough to have a positive impact on students’ health.Read More
Aqua cycling is essentially a group indoor cycling class performed while immersed in water. Cycling in the water provides a low-impact environment and the resistance provided by the water allows for high levels of energy expenditure with little musculoskeletal strain on the body. But does aqua cycling provide an adequate training stimulus to yield health and fitness benefits, and how does it compare to a traditional land-based cycling class?Read More
POUND is a new 45- to 60-minute program that incorporates Pilates and total-body movements with drumming. 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 this unique and engaging workout.Read More
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