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Alex Hoffmann

Dr. Alex Hoffmann is the President of the College of Exercise Science. He earned a doctorate in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, a master's degree in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Central College. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Hoffmann worked as Master Fitness Trainer course instructor for the United States Army, and as a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and nutritionist.
Why Should You Be Physically Active?
By Alex Hoffmann on June 1, 2020

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but according to the early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey, only 34.7% of U.S....

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Training Effect
By Alex Hoffmann on May 25, 2020

Physical activity stimulates a series of metabolic responses that affect the body’s anatomy, physiology, and bio-chemical makeup. Physical activity imposes stress on your body. As a...

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Burn What You Eat
By Alex Hoffmann on May 18, 2020

The whole “calories in, calories out” concept isn’t just a concept. You eat in order to provide yourself with the fuel you need to get through the day. If you don’t eat enough, you will...

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Is Your Personal Trainer a Fitness Professional? (Part II)
By Alex Hoffmann on May 11, 2020

Part 2 Of the client’s handy guide to making sure that your personal trainer is a consummate fitness professional!   What is a fitness professional? “A professional is a member of a...

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Does Your Personal Trainer Know How to Train You Safely and Effectively?
By Alex Hoffmann on May 4, 2020

The client’s handy guide to making sure that your personal trainer is a consummate fitness professional who actually knows what he or she is doing before putting the health and safety of...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
By Alex Hoffmann on April 28, 2020

With all the news being focused on COVID-19 this month, and for good reason, it could be easy to forget that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an...

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Car vs. Feet
By Alex Hoffmann on April 27, 2020

Data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) shows that 12% of all trips in the United States occur on foot or bicycle (only 1% of that is by bike), while about 82% are...

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Run Clean: Fitness + the Environment
By Alex Hoffmann on April 20, 2020

At the College of Exercise Science, we have a mission of creating a stronger, healthier world. ‘Health’ is a spectrum that includes physical, emotional, cognitive, fiscal, social, and...

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High-intensity intermittent “5–10–15” running reduces body fat, and increases lean body mass, bone mineral density, and performance in untrained subjects
By Alex Hoffmann on April 13, 2020

In our instant results Google search culture of today, so many are looking for instant fast answers and results in all aspects of their lives including health and wellness.  A recent...

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Why am I getting headaches during my workouts?
By Alex Hoffmann on April 6, 2020

Oh my aching head!  Many individuals who exercise have exertional headaches. Recent studies have delineated a clear-cut exertionial headache syndrome: Straining or a Valsalva-type...

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