Zumba Gold®—a lower-intensity version of the super-popular Zumba®—is designed for middle-aged and older adults, but is it a safe and effective workout for this population? In this latest ACE-sponsored study, researchers examine Zumba Gold to determine if it is a good exercise option for middle-aged and older adults.Read More
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, examine the research validating the talk test as a way of identifying ventilatory markers, particularly the respiratory compensation threshold (RCT), also known as the second ventilatory threshold (VT2). While the science presented in this article is rather complex, there are some clear and practical implications for health and fitness professionals who are training athletes.Read More
Can short-term use of sauna suits during training help athletes acclimate to the heat prior to competition? ACE enlisted researchers at Western State Colorado University to investigate whether wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suits would provide adequate heat acclimation to improve performance during an endurance event.Read More
You’ve undoubtedly told your clients with predominately sedentary jobs to try to move around during the day, to get up and stretch or walk around the block. But is that really enough to combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting? In this latest ACE-sponsored study, researchers set out to identify the optimal FIT (frequency, intensity and time) for reducing sedentary behavior to improve cardiometabolic health in middle-age and older adults.Read More
The company behind HOKA shoes claims that the ultra-padded soles of their shoes extend the time during which forces are applied, lower ground reaction forces and improve running form. To determine the validity of those claims, ACE sponsored two distinct studies, the first looking at the effect of HOKA shoes on running speed, as well as running mechanics and resultant forces, and the second exploring whether the shoes alter the energy cost of running when compared to a standard running shoe.Read More
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