Exercise

Exercise is thought to be the holy grail of fitness, but is it? Are there aspects more important to overall fitness than simply exercising enough?

We grow up with the impression that exercise is everything, and it is important! Don’t get us wrong. It just might not be the single most important aspect of overall fitness, even with all of the benefits that it provides.

What Are Plyometrics, and Why You Need To Incorporate Them

Have you ever wondered how NFL running backs such as Jonathan Taylor and Raheem Mostert can sprint as fast as they can? Or how ball players can have a vertical that launches them into space? Maybe you’re just looking for a way to develop explosive strength at the same time as improving your cardiovascular health. Perhaps you …

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The Benefits of Functional Fitness in Your Everyday Life

If you are looking to improve your everyday life in a practical way, then functional fitness might be just what you need. Discover what functional medicine is, its benefits, and how it can improve your everyday life. What Is Functional Fitness? Functional fitness is a type of strength training that improves how your body moves. It prepares …

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Hate Squats? Strengthen Your Lower Body With These Movements

Strengthening Your Lower Body With movements that Aren’t Squats Hate squats? Mobility issues? Knee problems? Don’t shudder at the thought of doing them as part of your regime of lower body exercises. While squats are considered the king of lower body exercises, and compound lifts in general are far more effective, there are a ton …

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The Can’t-Miss Post-Workout Routine for Every Athlete: How to Recover From Overtraining (and Why It’s Essential That You Do!)

For many of us, there is no greater joy than working out at our favorite sport! The body is a well-oiled machine, but it’s possible to push it too far. This can lead to a condition known as Overtraining Syndrome (or OTS). When this occurs, it’s important to know what to do next before you cause serious …

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Corrective Exercise and Its Positive Impact for Your Joints

Have you ever heard of corrective exercise? If not, you aren’t alone.  Surprisingly, despite its many big benefits, few people have ever learned about this healthy and restorative practice, that is similar to physical therapy.   So, what is corrective exercise, and how can it help you? If you’re feeling curious, you’ve come to the right place! …

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Progressive Overload: The Benefits of Increasing Workloads Over Time

Progressive overload is the gradual increase of intensity to force your body to adapt. This type of training is most commonly seen in strength training circles. For example, a powerlifter or bodybuilder would start their training cycle with lighter weights or lower volume and gradually work up to heavier weights or heavier volume in an …

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Exercise Bands and Chains: What You Should Know

You’ve been going to the gym consistently, eating clean, and making sure to take rest days. You had been making fantastic size, speed, or strength gains, but there’s one problem: your progress has stalled out. You aren’t seeing increased muscle size, strength, or definition and wondering what’s going on. What could you be doing wrong?  According …

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How to Reduce Joint Inflammation: Tips and Tricks

It might surprise you to learn that more than 54 million people in the United States have arthritis. When it goes untreated, arthritis can have a significant impact on daily life. It can prevent the ability to work, move around easily, and experience basic comfort. So what are the best ways to reduce and prevent joint inflammation? …

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