Lumo BodyTech

Avatar
A man setting off from the running blocks

Everything You Need to Know About Speed Training

Everything You Need to Know About Speed Training Speed is about much more running fast. It’s an integral component of many competitive sports and refers to the rate at which an athlete can perform their specialized task. Effective speed training involves striking an optimum balance between strength, endurance, and agility to achieve the best results. …

Everything You Need to Know About Speed Training Read More »

A man checking the progress of his fitness tracker on his mobile phone

How Does a Fitness Tracker Work?

How Does a Fitness Tracker Work? A fitness tracker is a wearable device used to keep track of your physical activity and body stats. The device works by using a three-axis accelerometer to track your various movements in all directions. Various other sensors in the device constantly monitor the acceleration, duration, intensity, frequency, and patterns …

How Does a Fitness Tracker Work? Read More »

A man wearing a weight vest while using a TRX machine in the gym

Why Use a Weight Vest?

Why Use a Weight Vest: 6 Things You Need to Know Weight vests, as the name suggests, are vests made of heavy metal material with pockets to add extra weight. They’re similar to old-fashioned chainmail with a modern twist. Weight vests are an incredibly diverse tool to add to your training kit. Suitable for use …

Why Use a Weight Vest? Read More »

A woman using a reformer pilates machine

What is Reformer Pilates?

What is Reformer Pilates? Reformer Pilates refers to a piece of equipment called a reformer. It is an exercise machine that uses your body weight to enable Pilates. There is a carriage that connects to springs and pulleys that people can manipulate during exercise. The device allows for controlled movement that strengthens muscles and flexibility. …

What is Reformer Pilates? Read More »

How to Set Your New Year’s Running Resolution (and stick to it!)

How to Set Your New Year’s Running Resolution (and stick to it!) It’s easy to say “I’m going to run more in 2020″… but sticking to New Year’s resolutions is a lot harder than just saying them out loud.  Whether you’re looking to run your first half marathon, your first 5K, or just hit the …

How to Set Your New Year’s Running Resolution (and stick to it!) Read More »

A woman stretching out her hips in the gym

Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors

Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors The hip flexors are a particular group of muscles that are vital to the physical functionality of every individual, from the finest athlete to ordinary folks. They comprise primarily of the iliacus and psoas major muscles that connect the femur (or thigh bone) to the pelvis, and …

Essential Exercises and Stretches for Weak Hip Flexors Read More »

How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting

How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting Prolonged sitting can have a dramatic impact on your health. Lack of movement has been linked to chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, weight gain and more. It’s no wonder that sitting has been dubbed the new smoking!  As more people find themselves working behind a computer, it’s …

How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting Read More »

A Better Way to Run Faster

A Better Way to Run Faster In a previous post, we discussed the dangers of overstriding and how it is one of the most common faux-pas of running form, as well as a very common cause of injury for many runners. The solution there was to increase your cadence to reduce stride length, which also affects …

A Better Way to Run Faster Read More »

Four Simple Plyometric Exercises To Improve Your Running Form

Four Simple Plyometric Exercises To Improve Your Running Form Most important to a runner’s ability to perform effectively is the ability of the muscles and tendons to store energy. Improvements in the muscles’ ability to elastically store energy has incredible benefits for runners, wherein, the more energy stored, a runner would be more efficient at …

Four Simple Plyometric Exercises To Improve Your Running Form Read More »

The Surprising Ways Tight Hips Can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain

The Surprising Ways Tight Hips can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain The hip flexors consist of a group of muscles which have a significant impact on our daily movements and play an essential role in in our functional tasks. The hip flexors connect the lower body. Specifically, they are a group of five …

The Surprising Ways Tight Hips Can Ruin Your Posture and Cause Back Pain Read More »

The Surprising Link between Good Posture and Happiness

The Surprising Link between Good Posture and Happiness It is truly incredible how the human body works sometimes. For example, take a look at our posture.  Something as small and simple as straightening your back while sitting and walking can have such a profound impact on your mental health, not to mention contributes to alleviating …

The Surprising Link between Good Posture and Happiness Read More »

A Simple Guide to Reducing Back Pain at Work

A Simple Guide to Reducing Back Pain at Work Our jobs today come in many forms and physical labor requirements. Most of the occupations in which we are employed are not back health-friendly, from continuously slouching in our desk chairs while typing on a computer keyboard, to repetitively lifting heavy objects while laboring at a construction …

A Simple Guide to Reducing Back Pain at Work Read More »

What Is Your Lower Back Pain Telling You? Hint: It Might Be Related to Poor Posture

What Is Your Lower Back Pain Telling You? Hint: It Might Be Related to Poor Posture You’ve been sitting at your office workstation all morning, intently finishing up an important client’s project. Getting up to take a well-deserved break, you nearly shout out in pain, as you are greeted by a sharp “twinge,” or the …

What Is Your Lower Back Pain Telling You? Hint: It Might Be Related to Poor Posture Read More »

ITB Syndrome getting in the way of your running? Try these stretches and exercises today

ITB Syndrome getting in the way of your running? Try these stretches and exercises today Iliotibial band syndrome is common injury that occurs in individuals who are very physically active. This is a stress injury that occurs as a result of inflammation and irritation of the iliotibial tendon that rubs against the femoral condyle. Damage …

ITB Syndrome getting in the way of your running? Try these stretches and exercises today Read More »

A woman slouching forward in her office chair

Is Slouching Killing Productivity and Costing You Millions?

Is Slouching Killing Productivity and Costing You Millions? Take a second to consider your current posture. Bring close attention to your head, neck, shoulder and spine position. Is your head hanging forward, hinging at your neck? Are your shoulders rounded in as you rest your hands on your keyboard? Perhaps your back is hunched over …

Is Slouching Killing Productivity and Costing You Millions? Read More »

How To Integrate Cross-Training Into Your Running Workouts

How To Integrate Cross-Training Into Your Running Workouts You’ve likely heard about the importance of cross-training. Greater speed, improved endurance, and reduced risk of injury are some of the frequently-touted benefits of adding cross-training into your running workouts. But it can be overwhelming to decide which cross-training activity to add to your existing running workouts. …

How To Integrate Cross-Training Into Your Running Workouts Read More »

A woman sat at her office desk with good posture

What is Good Posture?

What is Good Posture? Two of the questions we get most often here at Lumo Bodytech are, “What is good posture?” and “How do I get into good posture?” You know we love talking about posture around here, so we’re happy to share our expert advice. First and foremost, we believe that your best posture …

What is Good Posture? Read More »

Hack Your Fitness: Lumo Run Helps Improve Your Running Form And Push Harder

Hack Your Fitness: Lumo Run Helps Improve Your Running Form And Push Harder Anthony Karcz, FORBES CONTRIBUTOR I write about how to do more with your consumer gadgets. The funny thing about runners is that we all think we have fine form until we snap an IT band or strain a tendon. And even then, …

Hack Your Fitness: Lumo Run Helps Improve Your Running Form And Push Harder Read More »

Suffering from Chronic Inflammation? These 3 exercises just might help

Suffering from Chronic Inflammation? These 3 exercises just might help When the body sustains an injury, it reacts by initiating an inflammatory process to increase nutrients to the injured area and promote healing. This process is marked by redness, warmth, and swelling in the area. This is an important part of recovering the health of …

Suffering from Chronic Inflammation? These 3 exercises just might help Read More »

The Best Ways to Recover from a Painful Running Injury

The Best Ways to Recover from a Painful Running Injury We can all agree that runners make the healthiest group of injured people. Unfortunately, even with a perfect form, injuries are unavoidable and are always undesirable side effects of exercise. It should nonetheless stress you less given that you can get back to form by simply observing …

The Best Ways to Recover from a Painful Running Injury Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain

A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain Over the course of the past several days, the invigorating experience of a good night’s sleep has escaped your grasp, interrupted by the reemergence of your chronic lower back pain. And no matter how you’ve tossed and turned, trying to get positioned comfortably upon your worn …

A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Forward Head Posture

A Beginner’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Forward Head Posture Another busy workday at the office is drawing to a close. You’ve spent the past 3 hours hunched over in front of your desk, leaning in and squinting intently at figures on your computer screen. As you get up from your chair, a sharp pain …

A Beginner’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Forward Head Posture Read More »

A woman warming up for her run by doing squats

6 Squat Variations for Injury Prevention

6 Squat Variations for Injury Prevention Squats are not an exercise you want to skip. They target many of the major muscles used in running, such as the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and core. Strengthening these major muscle groups may prevent injury by supporting and stabilizing the joints around them. The squat, in particular, focuses on …

6 Squat Variations for Injury Prevention Read More »

A man sat down while stretching out his leg

5 Exercises to Restore Your Muscles After a Hard Run

5 Exercises to Restore Your Muscles After a Hard Run Proper muscle recovery is essential to prevent running injuries and to help facilitate the healing and building of your muscles. Stronger muscles are built via small tears created during exercise. During the rest and recovery period following a run, your body is working hard to repair …

5 Exercises to Restore Your Muscles After a Hard Run Read More »

Scroll to Top