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  • 3 Everyday Items That Improve Lifting Form

    3 Everyday Items That Improve Your Workout

    Do you want to improve your workout and lifting form? Use these 3 everyday items. Fix kettlebell swings with a box: Technically, the kettlebell swing is a hip hinge, not a squat. If you’re bending your knees too much, you’re doing it wrong. Put a cardboard box at about shin height. If you hit it, you’re squatting too much. […] More

  • Morning Exercise For Back Muscles

    We all know people who think that the challenges of everyday life are enough to keep their backs pain-free. Sadly those people will start appreciating the value of a preventative exercise strategy after a shearing back injury. Perform this morning exercise for back muscles as well as your gluteal and hamstring muscles regularly and you’ll […] More

  • Achilles' Tendon Rupture

    Achilles’ Tendon Rupture: How to Recover?

    You have to seek medical advice in the early stages to to decide how to proceed. Achilles’ tendon rupture can be managed with or without surgery. How long does the recovery take? Depending on the approach used, immobilization lasts from 6 to 12 weeks in early stages. The time of rehab varies but typically takes from […] More

  • How to Avoid a Strain?

    How to Recover From Acute Lower Back Pain?

    Lower back pain usually appears and settle quickly, but it can also lead to a chronic, complex condition. How long does recovery take? In general, 80-90% of lower back pain wears off in about 6-8 weeks, but every person is different. How to recover? Pay attention to your symptoms and be guided by your physio. […] More

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee: How to Recover?

    Osteoarthritis of the Knee: How to Recover?

    Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee can be relieved through exercise, but the biggest challenge is to find the proper balance of maintaining muscle strength and joint health without aggravating symptoms. Osteoarthritis of the knee often occurs after injury. For instance, footballers often suffer OA after several years of knee injuries. How long does recovery take? Typically, osteoarthritis of […] More

  • How to Return after an Injury?

    How to Return after an Injury?

    Suffered an injury? Here are some tips how to productively return to training. 1 Proceed slowly Plan a slow return to training and avoid over-doing it. This will help you to avoid the boom and bust cycle where athletes attempt to return too quickly (boom) and, as a result, aggravate their injury. 2 Seek professional advice Of […] More

  • Exercises for Hamstring Strains

    Exercises for Hamstring Strains

    Hamstring pull? There are many exercises you can do to reduce hamstring strains and strain-proof these important, but potentially fragile power generators. You can try bridging exercises. Diferrent versions of bridging exercises 1 The basic version of this exercise requires you to lie on your back, bend your knees and place your arms by your […] More

  • Grab the Chance to Exercise Outdoors

    Grab Every Chance to Exercise Outdoors

    New statistics show that an enormous number of Britons rather exercise outdoors in Britain’s great ‘green gym’ surrounded by the natural environment. A study by Natural England calculated that 1.3 billion people headed to the countryside for health and exercise between March 2013 and February 2014, which is the highest number of visits to the countryside ever recorded. […] More

  • High-Intensity Training Lowers Post-Exercise Appetite

    High-Intensity Training Lowers Post-Exercise Appetite

    If you’re exercising to drop some weight, blasting through a high-intensity training should considerably lower your post-exercise appetite. A study from Queensland University of Technology in Australia compared the effects of moderate and high-intensity training on overweight men and found significant appetite differences after one month of 30 to 45-minute training sessions. Both hunger and a […] More

  • New Rules of Cycling

    New Rules of Cycling

    Over the years, fitness practices and techniques have changed a lot. Let’s have a look at some new rules of cycling training. OLD RULE: Ride your bike as much as possible. NEW RULE: Cross training and core work are crucial. In the past, it was believed that the best training was just to ride your bike. While […] More

  • running form

    What’s the Ideal Running Form?

    The obsession with mid-foot, getting stride length right, “perfect” cadence, and other things. Is there such thing as the “ideal running form?”  In essence, the answer to the question is easy: relax, be smooth, be fluid. Or in other words, put one foot in front of the other and don’t fall down. That apt expression of […] More

  • How Caffeine Improves Your Runs

    How Caffeine Improves Your Runs

    Whether it’s the newest high performance running shoe or ditching gluten, runners are seemingly always looking for something that will give them an edge over the competitors. But if you really want to perk up your exercise and races, science still shows that the legal stimulant called caffeine can put more zip in your stride. […] More

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