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Should You Cooldown after a Workout?

You feel beat and run down after every workout session and you want to hit the sack as soon as possible. Not so fast, as abruptly ending your workout session can lead to many problems you might have never thought of. You remember that gym class  teacher who told you that a cool down period…

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7 BOSU Ball Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

The gym isn’t the only place to get a good workout in. Ever wonder how to take your workout outside with very little equipment? Using a BOSU ball you can do a wide-range of exercises that not only develop your core, increase your balance, power, strength and improves your agility, but also are extremely fun….

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How to Improve Wrist Strength

When we exercise, we mostly focus on the major muscles groups like the biceps, lats, glutes and hamstrings among others. But, did you know that if you also focus on smaller parts like the forearms and wrists, you will enhance your workout and get so much more muscle performance?   Yes, we do tend to…

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What is Functional Training?

Functional fitness and functional training are the new talk in every gym. We are told to train our bodies, get fit and strengthen out muscles. All good and well, but are your muscles fit and strong enough to handle everyday tasks like lifting your toddler or picking up a sack of potatoes? Functional training focus…

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Kettlebells vs. Dumbbells: Which is better?

Both kettlebells and dumbbells are quite popular and very effective in terms of fitness training. They are used in different ways for strength training and although they are almost equally impressive, there are a few differences between them. Let’s take a closer look at each of these fitness tools.     Looking at Dumbbells The…

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Jumper’s Knee: How to Prevent Injury & Pain

Patellar Tendinitis, more commonly known as jumper’s knee, is a very common condition in athletes. As the name suggests, athletes who undergo a lot of jumping activities are mostly prone to suffering from this condition. On many occasions, patellar tendinitis has also been attached to heavy ankle sprains.     Sports like basketball, soccer, and…

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Importance of Rest between Sets

Rest is important between exercises to allow for recovery and acquire best results. However, many people overlook the importance of rest between sets. Instead of practicing 3 seps of 10 reps and taking rest in between, many people try to lose calories by doing 30 reps at a stretch. However, it is not the best…

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7 Reasons to Workout with a Partner

Are you a lone ranger when it comes to exercising? Do you like to exercise on your own, at your own pace when it suits you? There are many men and women who feels that they achieve more in an hour exercising alone than with a gym buddy, but having a wingman at your side…

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Lean Bulking Part 1: How to Gain Fat & Lose Muscle like a Pro

Ever wonder how to gain muscle while losing fat and looking awesome? Well if body composition is of interest to you or you’re planning on competing in a bodybuilding competition, you’ve probably tried every way possible to manipulate your body fat while increasing muscle mass. You go through endless “bulking” cycles followed by “cutting” cycles….

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