American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise

Need some new workout ideas for the New Year? Look no further. Here are ACE's top 10 workouts from 2014.

8 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing

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Women who regularly hit the weights experience a wide range of health, fitness and quality-of-life benefits. But it can be a challenge to know how to get started. Here are eight female-friendly moves that are particularly beneficial to women (although men should be doing them, too!), so get some friends together and head to the gym!

10 Exercises Every Man Should Do

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Fitness pro presents 10 exercises that every man should be doing. Whether your fitness goals are to increase lean muscle, improve definition or simply lose a few of the extra pounds you've picked up over the years, these exercises will help you reach them. 

Yoga-inspired BOSU Workout for Tight Hips

Chronically tight hips not only can make certain yoga poses difficult to perform, they can also be the cause of major discomfort, particularly in the lower back and legs. This BOSU workout is designed to make hip-opening yoga postures easier to perform, while also reducing tightness in the hips. 

5 Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

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If pounding the pavement is part of your workout routine, don’t forget the importance of other exercises, not only to help you become a better runner, but to keep you injury free this season. Here are five exercises that will help you achieve both those goals.

Total-body Circuit Workout

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Integrate the five functional movement patterns into your next workout with this powerful circuit created by ACE. Squat, lunge, push, pull and rotate your way to a total-body burn using portable equipment you can easily use in a gym or at home.

6 Moves for a Stronger Core

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While most of us wouldn’t mind having a flatter belly, what we really should be after is a healthy core and the muscular development that goes along with it. When combined with a balanced diet and a comprehensive fitness plan, the following exercises provide a multi-directional strategy for working the muscles of abdomen and back, which will give you the waist you both want and need.

20-Minute Calorie-Burning HIIT Workout

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an effective and efficient way to squeeze in a workout when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season threatens to derail your healthy-living efforts. If you have 20 minutes, you’ve got time for this no-equipment-necessary workout that will burn lots of calories and leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle your holiday to-do list.

5 Exercises to Include in Every Workout


If your exercise goals include getting the most benefits in the shortest amount of time, your workouts should include movement-based exercises that involve a number of joints and muscles simultaneously. Plus, the more muscles and whole-body movements you use during a workout, the higher your caloric expenditure. With that in mind, here are five exercises that you want to be sure to include in every workout.

Core-strengthening Exercises That Help With Back Injury Rehab

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Most people suffer a back injury at some point in their lives, which is why it is so important to perform exercises that help maintain proper posture, core stability and strength. If you have back pain and have been medically cleared to exercise, here are two progressions designed to first increase your core stability and mobility and then enhance your movement abilities. 

6 Exercises to Improve Agility

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Agility—the ability to move quickly and change directions with ease—is an essential part of an active lifestyle. As such, agility training should be an important part of your workout routine. Here are six agility drills that will help you stay quick on your toes and sharp as a tack.