ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Active vs. Passive Recovery and Exercise Performance: Which Strategy Is Best?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Active vs. Passive Recovery and Exercise Performance: Which Strategy Is Best?

Recovery from exercise training is a vital component of the overall exercise program, and is essential for optimal performance and continued progression. To help determine the best recovery strategy for optimizing the benefits derived from a training program, ACE enlisted a team of researchers at Western State Colorado University to investigate the effects of recovery on performance.

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: How Fast Does Fitness Fade?

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: How Fast Does Fitness Fade?

We’ve all been there—and we’ve all had clients who have been there. After months of hard work, you take a short hiatus from your usual workout routine, only to find yourself feeling sluggish as you churn away on the elliptical or are barely able to lift dumbbells you were doing full sets with just weeks before. It’s clear that fitness fades over time, but by how much? And how quickly? Learn more about what happens when you hit “pause” on your training.

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Step Tracking With Goals Increases Children’s Weight Loss in Behavioral Intervention

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Step Tracking With Goals Increases Children’s Weight Loss in Behavioral Intervention

Obesity affects 17% of children and adolescents in the United States. This study looks at a simple but innovative approach to not only increase children’s physical-activity levels, but also improve their psychosocial health and enhance weight loss. Is pedometer use, coupled with individualized goal setting, enough to make a difference?

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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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