Fabio Comana

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana, M.A., M.S., is a faculty instructor at San Diego State University, and University of California, San Diego and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and president of Genesis Wellness Group. Previously as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) exercise physiologist, he was the original creator of ACE’s IFT™ model and ACE’s live Personal Trainer educational workshops. Prior experiences include collegiate head coaching, university strength and conditioning coaching; and opening/managing clubs for Club One. An international presenter at multiple health and fitness events, he is also a spokesperson featured in multiple media outlets and an accomplished chapter and book author.

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American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Winter 2017

Exploring the Science of Recovery

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  Originally published in the winter 2017 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. To earn 2 AFAA/0.2 NASM CEUs, purchase the CEU quiz ($35) and successfully complete it online.
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Resting Metabolic Rate: How to Calculate and Improve Yours

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Mention the term ‘metabolism’ and it captures attention given how obsessed many of us have become over calories. As a certified personal trainer, this is a topic you may get asked about from time to time. To the general public, boosting your metabolism ...
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HIIT, HVIT, or VIIT: Do you Know the Differences?

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  High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage in the fitness world. No doubt you’ve seen various benefits touted just about everywhere, but what is the actual science behind this training design?  Would a high-volume interval training (HVIT) ...
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Stress, Recovery and Performance

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We all speak of it and experience it, but what is stress? It is defined as a non-specific response by the body to any demand (stressor) that overcomes, or threatens to overcome, the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (that state of equilibrium of the ...
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The Value of VO2 – Health Measure or Performance Marker?

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The Nordic combined, a combination of cross-country skiing and jumping was one of the original five sports at the first-ever Winter Olympics held in France in 1924. To this day, endurance sports like the biathlon, cross country skiing and the Nordic ...
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Sodium Bicarbonate (aka baking soda): Role in Fitness Performance

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Baking soda? Check out this kitchen cupboard staple's role in exercise performance. 
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The Second Scoop on Protein: When, What and How Much?

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Drinking a protein shake after resistance-training is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many fitness enthusiasts and athletes to boost muscle protein synthesis (MPS), but does evidence support this practice, and if so, then what type of protein ...
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The Latest Scoop – Protein Supplementation

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Once the realm of body builders and athletes, protein supplements and powders have now become a regular part of the fitness enthusiast and health seekers diet.
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Heart Rate Zone Methodology – What You Should Know

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Despite growing popularity and adoption of programs incorporating heart rate (HR) zone methodology, aka heart rate training, the fitness industry, in general, appears to lack a solid understanding of the scientific facts and limitations to this ...
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The Lactic Acid Lowdown: Clarifying Common Misconceptions

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Despite research dating back over 30 years, several misconceptions surrounding lactic acid (lactate) still exist amongst fitness practitioners and the general public (1). Common misconceptions include that it was considered a primary cause of fatigue ...
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