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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.
The combination of high cardiorespiratory fitness and high muscular fitness is positively associated with a better health-related quality of life.
By Alex Hoffmann on November 11, 2019

As advocates for creating a stronger and healthier world we are ardent supporters of the tremendous benefits of physical fitness for everyone.  Physical fitness is widely recognized as a...

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Eccentric training is more efficient in reducing fat mass than concentric training.
By Alex Hoffmann on November 4, 2019

Visit your local neighborhood gym or club and you will undoubtedly see people engaging in downhill running or walking, depth jumps, abdominal rollouts, etc. which are all exercises...

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Athlete Physical Literacy and Its Impact on Coaching Effectiveness
By Alex Hoffmann on October 28, 2019

In response to a global decline in children’s and adolescent’s physical activity participation, parents are looking for ways to foster lifelong exercise habits for their...

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Why Can't I Stop Eating Sugar?
By Alex Hoffmann on October 21, 2019

A recent study suggests approximately 75% of Americans eat excess amounts of sugar.  From cupcakes to pies to ice cream, sugar is found in many foods. I, like many of you, enjoy sweets....

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Grounding: fad or fantastic?
By Alex Hoffmann on October 14, 2019

As the cold begins to give way to the warmth of spring, there is nothing I enjoy more than walking barefoot on the beach, in the park or my backyard.  The act of walking barefoot in...

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Melatonin Helps Cut Fat
By Alex Hoffmann on October 7, 2019

Supplementing melatonin might promote weight control— according to the results of a study on mice by Italian researchers. Lean and obese mice were given melatonin or a placebo in the...

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Changing from an acidic to alkaline diet can have a positive impact on anaerobic performance.
By Alex Hoffmann on September 30, 2019

While living in the Western Culture carries many wonderful benefits as it pertains to the availability and abundance of our choices of food.  Conversely, the modern Western diet consists...

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Can Olive Oil Boost your Exercise Performance?
By Alex Hoffmann on September 23, 2019

Who of us doesn't enjoy warm bread dipped in olive oil?  It is not only enjoyable to the palate but has positive health benefits.  Recent medical research has come to the rescue of the...

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Implications for daily protein consumption
By Alex Hoffmann on September 2, 2019

You can run but you most likely can’t hide for long from the avalanche of contradictory and conflicting “expert” recommendations on proper protein consumption as plastered all over your...

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Could our infatuation with the latest and greatest fitness trends be injuring us?
By Alex Hoffmann on August 27, 2019

The desire to constantly push yourself to the next level compels and drives so many of us, in all facets of our lives be it professional, personal or recreational.  As the Steve Jobs...

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