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10 Best Ab Stimulators in 2020

10 Best Ab Stimulators in 2020 (Review) If you’re looking for a low-effort way to strengthen your abdominal muscles, then you may want to try a muscle toner belt. Ab stimulators electrically stimulate your muscles to contract to simulate the toning effect of exercise. While they can’t help you lose weight, the Journal of Sports …

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10 Best Pull-Up Bars in 2020

10 Best Pull-Up Bars in 2020 (Review) Pull-ups are a great way to work your core, arms, and back. However, unlike other bodyweight exercises, you need a pull-up bar to execute a pull-up successfully. Luckily, pull-up bars are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. If you’ve ever looked at pull-up bars online, you may have …

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10 Best Posture Correctors in 2020

10 Best Posture Correctors in 2020 (Review) Your posture may not be the first thing that people notice about you, but it certainly leaves a lasting impression. After all, it’s the literal backbone of your entire demeanor. If you’re slouching too much, people may think you are disinterested in what they’re saying. Alternatively, good posture …

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What are the Different Types of Posture Correctors

What are the Different Types of Posture Correctors? The Different Types of Posture Correctors are: Cross-Back Elastic Brace Longline Back Brace Electronic Posture Reminder Molded Upper Back Brace Depending on the posture corrector, you can use it to correct slouching and other forms of bad posture. This gives you a more upright, healthy, and attractive …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Runner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

The Runner’s Guide to Foam Rolling After a run, your muscles are in need of two things; relaxation and restoration. Foam Rolling is a form of self-massage which has become hugely popular among runners and exercise enthusiasts due to it’s ease of application and immediacy of results in improving running form. A foam roller is a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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