Strength Training

Aerobic Exercise For Weight Loss Can Be Fun

The word aerobic literally means “with oxygen” or “in the presence of oxygen.” Aerobic exercise is any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously for a long period of time and is rhythmic in nature. Aerobic exercises utilize oxygen as the major fuel for sustaining activity for relatively long periods. In general, […]

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ACE’s 30th Anniversary: Thank You From our CEO

Dear ACE Family, In 1985, IDEA Health & Fitness Association created the IDEA Foundation as a means of providing a standard in aerobics instruction. At the time, a rising number of injuries among exercise participants had led to a demand for more education among professionals. Since then, many things have changed. […]

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5 Upper-body Power Moves

The term plyometrics is usually used to refer to explosive lower-body exercises such as skips, hops, jumps and bounds. However, plyometric training is also important for the upper body as well. According to the principle of specificity, muscles adapt to how they are trained. Therefore, doing jumps can improve lower-body power, but it will […]

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Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age? Maybe not

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that although some studies find diet can enhance the effects of exercise to prevent muscle loss in later life, current evidence about what works is inconsistent. Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 per cent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in […]

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How to Increase Upper-body Stability and Mobility

As trainers, you can use the ACE Integrated Fitness Training(R) (ACE IFT(R)) Model to help your clients improve their upper-body stability and mobility. The ACE IFT Model contains three main components: rapport, cardiorespiratory, and functional movement and resistance training. The functional movement and resistance-training component includes four stages (stability and mobility, functional movement, […]

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Fitness Tips For Beginner

Many people are looking to get fit. But not everyone knows you need to do more than go to the gym once in a while and cut back on the fast food. Fitness isn’t something that’s hard to do, but it’s something you need to put a lot of effort into. I’ll give you a […]

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Walking an extra two minutes each hour may offset hazards of sitting too long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical […]

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The Role of a Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist

The demand for individuals with expertise in coaching skills and an understanding of how people change is on the rise. For many health and fitness professionals, this skill can enhance a current career, help transition into a new career, or add a new service to an existing business. While the fields of health […]

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Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for Strength Training

Gone are the days when strength training was just about elite body builders bulking up with killer iron and boringly strict meal plans. With the growing body of research backing up the importance of strength training for everything from weight loss to bone density to longevity, it has gone mainstream and is considered […]

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Some Tips To Help Shorten Your Daily Workout

Does it seem from time to time that when you go to the gym and do your workout routine, it just takes too long? Maybe you’ve been noticing that you seem to be spending 20 to 30 minutes longer than you would like to. Well, what you need are some little things you can do […]

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