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4 Exercises for Stronger Arms
If you have clients who want to strengthen their arms—not just for looks, but for enhanced function—you need to include exercises that engage the rotator cuff, shoulders, core and even the lower body. Here are four exercises (and their variations) that are fun and challenging versions of conventiona...
Built to Move
The built environment is a term that we often take for granted, but what does it really mean? And how does it affect you, the exercise professional?
Strong Body, Strong Mind
Our mission here at ACE is to get people moving. It is widely known that exercise and regular movement can help maintain and improve physical health by controlling weight, increasing strength and building solid, durable bones. Those health benefits may seem obvious, but did you know that regular phy...
5 Things to Know About METs
Have you ever seen the term MET on a piece of exercise equipment and wondered what it meant? MET stands for metabolic equivalent, which is one way that exercise physiologists estimate how many calories are burned during physical activity. Having a basic understanding of METs and how to use them can…
Genetics or Lifestyle: Which Matters More for Men's Health?
When it comes to living a vital, healthy life, what matters more, genetics or lifestyle? ACE Pro Jonathan Ross tackles this age-old question, comparing genetic determinism with the effects of a healthy lifestyle, and argues that your mindset and approach to day-to-day life, which largely determines…
Top 10 Mistakes People Make in the Gym
With so many obligations competing for your time and attention, it’s essential that you maximize your workout time at the gym. Avoid these10 common mistakes people make at the gym so you can get in, get it done and get on with your life.
5 Foods to Skip if You Want to Stay Slim
With so much conflicting information about health and nutrition floating around, it can be challenging to know what you should and should not be putting in your body. Here are five foods with unwarranted health halos that aren’t doing your body any favors, especially if you’re trying to reduce your…
Gut Bacteria and Health
Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses, the majority of which are ideally healthy and beneficial, and the state of your microbiome is determined by your genes, geography, health status, stress, diet, age, gender and everything you touch. Learn why the microbiome is…
Top Strategies for Optimal Recovery Between Workouts
If you’re interested in how you can maximize the benefits from your workouts, take a look at what you do after you exercise to help achieve optimal results. Following these top strategies can help you increase the effectiveness of the post-workout recovery period.