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Active vs Passive Recovery, Why They’re Important

While a consistent, disciplined, and progressive weight training program can be great for muscle development, endurance, and overall health (not to mention having a fitter looking body), it can have consequences. This is especially true if you consistently execute in the gym without giving your body a chance to recover. Not taking enough time to …

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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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How To Have The Proper Strength and Endurance training Mindset?

You probably already know that the mental aspects of strength and endurance training are just as important as the physical. But, did you know the mentality you build during physical exertion can be even more crucial for the fight or flight response. When your body is preparing to either fight or flee, the mental state …

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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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Isometric Exercise: Are They Good for Me?

50% of Americans exercise regularly, with many spending some of their workout participating in some form of isometric exercise. If you’re here, it’s safe to assume you’re looking to incorporate isometric exercises into your home workout, and we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a guide about all things isometrics; we’ll even give you some exercises …

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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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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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Spin Your Way to Better Cardiovascular Health

Did you know cycling is gentler on your body than running? While running burns more calories, cycling doesn’t cause as much wear and tear on your joints. And, unsurprisingly, most people are able to cycle longer than they can run. Spinning promotes a healthy lifestyle and shouldn’t go overlooked. During the pandemic, many Americans have turned to bike …

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