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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.
Is it Possible to Be Fit and Fat?
By Alex Hoffmann on March 30, 2020

Regular physical activity improves metabolic health, even in the face of excess fat. Fit but fat people are metabolically healthier than thinner people who don’t exercise. Measures of...

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Acetaminophen for more than just pain relief
By Alex Hoffmann on March 23, 2020

Almost all of us at one time or another have used Tylenol, Midol, etc. to combat pain or maybe even muscle soreness.  While Acetaminophen is commonly used for pain relief, emerging...

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Crunches When Pregnant?
By Alex Hoffmann on March 16, 2020

Clients who are pregnant should NOT be in a supine position for more than 5 minutes. 

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GMCT Shows Promise in Improving Muscle Strength and Endurance Performance
By Alex Hoffmann on March 9, 2020

With the US supplements market valued at over $100 billion, it is no wonder that manufacturers are on the lookout for the next big thing. A new study suggests that perhaps the next big...

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Power Packed Polyphenol Montmorency cherries
By Alex Hoffmann on March 2, 2020

As fitness enthusiast constantly looking for practical, natural and non-pharmacological ways to enhance our performance, the benefits of fruit derived polyphenol supplementation may...

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Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the development of muscle atrophy.
By Alex Hoffmann on February 24, 2020

Getting your daily dose of Vitamin D through direct sunlight exposure is well known. But how does vitamin D contribute to your training goals?

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Reduced-Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training promising protocol for those with Type 2 diabetes?
By Alex Hoffmann on February 17, 2020

The reasons for poor exercise adherence are numerous and complex, but a perceived lack of time is consistently reported as one of the main barriers in people with type 2 diabetes. In...

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Low calories adversely affect basic training
By Alex Hoffmann on February 10, 2020

Inadequate calorie consumption adversely affects performance and injury frequency in Military Initial Entry Training. The College of Exercise Science is proud to serve our military...

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Post-exercise gift: chocolate milk
By Alex Hoffmann on February 3, 2020

Chocolate milk outperforms carbohydrates in improving strength as a post workout choice. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin conducted...

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L-citrulline and l-arginine together to improve vascular function
By Alex Hoffmann on January 27, 2020

Nitric Oxide (NO) produced from l-arginine by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) plays an important role in regulating endothelium-dependent vasodilatation. L-citrulline is a colorless,...

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