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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.
Pre-workout casein for fasted workouts
By Alex Hoffmann on January 20, 2020

Casein pre-workout proves more effective for fat oxidation than whey protein, carbohydrate or fasted workouts alone.

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Daily Protein Max
By Alex Hoffmann on January 13, 2020

Controversy abounds about the optimal amount of single-meal protein for lean tissue-building. It has been proposed that muscle protein synthesis is maximized in young adults with an...

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Results In Less Time With Supersets
By Alex Hoffmann on January 6, 2020

Supersets (the completion of two exercises consecutively followed by a recovery period) and trisets (the completion of three exercises consecutively followed by a recovery period) may be...

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New Year Formula: RE + HIIT = Time Saving Results
By Alex Hoffmann on December 30, 2019

We are all at the mercy of time and are ageing as we read this. Ageing often results in the degenerative loss of significant muscle mass and strength starting as early as the fourth or...

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The Power of Glutamine
By Alex Hoffmann on December 23, 2019

Glutamine is an amino acid that plays an important role in the function of the immune system. Many athletes take glutamine to prevent upper respiratory infections and flu. It is the most...

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Eat when you are hungry, not when you think you “should”
By Alex Hoffmann on December 16, 2019

We’re programmed to wake up and eat breakfast. Those waffles, bacon and slices of toast make up the most important meal of the day, right? It depends on who you ask. According to the...

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Exercise Is Not an Important Stimulus for Brown Fat Activation
By Alex Hoffmann on December 9, 2019

The human body contains small amounts of a calorie burning tissue called brown fat (brown adipose tissue, BAT) that converts food energy directly into heat. White fat does the opposite—...

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HIIT for Health and Wellness
By Alex Hoffmann on December 2, 2019

Want to improve your fitness quickly, but don’t have a ton of time to spend in the gym? You may want to consider high intensity interval training. This intense but effective method...

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Citrulline for Health and Performance
By Alex Hoffmann on November 25, 2019

A review of literature by Arturo Figueroa from Florida State University and colleagues concluded that L-citrulline and watermelon reduces resting blood pressure, and chronic use may...

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High-Fat, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Promote Fatty Liver Disease
By Alex Hoffmann on November 18, 2019

Over two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. While excess fat accumulates in the abdomen and around the hips, it can also build up in the liver, which is the body's most...

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