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4 Questions & Benefits About Rest Days For Endurance Athletes

4 Questions & Benefits About Rest Days For Endurance Athletes

June 02, 2022

Building up the endurance to run a 10k or swim for miles doesn’t happen overnight. Endurance athletes push their bodies to the absolute max to perform for long periods without stopping. But as hard as they train, endurance athletes know the value of rest days. It’s important to give your body a break, allowing sore muscles to heal and grow back stronger.

There is a bit of confusion on what a rest day is and how many days off you should be taking. Rest days don’t require you to sit around all day, but you should avoid strenuous activity. As for duration, it depends on how you feel and the level of intensity you are training.

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The Best Functional Exercises For Improving Sports Performance

The Best Functional Exercises For Improving Sports Performance

June 02, 2022

To perform at a high level, you need to train your muscles to work together. Whether you’re preparing for a competition or just trying to increase your athleticism, functional exercises can help improve your sports performance.

Let’s look at a few exercises key to functional strength training and how they can help you reach a new level.

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Kettlebell Workouts To Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

May 20, 2022

There's a reason why kettlebell workouts have become so popular in the fitness world. Kettlebell exercises are an effective way to improve your fitness level in many ways. Between increasing strength, balance, and coordination—kettlebells have earned their place alongside other exercises such as weight lifting and cardio. Plus, kettlebell exercises are designed to help both beginners and advanced fitness lovers achieve their weight-loss goals. Learn how kettlebell workouts help you lose weight and the best exercises to start doing today.

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Benefits Of Testosterone For Men Over 50

May 16, 2022

Testosterone plays a significant role in the health and well-being of men. For crucial processes like sperm production, sex drive, and bone mass development, the body needs testosterone. But as you age, your testosterone levels start to decrease.

If you’re 50 or older, you may have low testosterone. It’s pretty common among men starting at 50 years old. Whether you know you’re experiencing low T or are looking for a way to increase your levels naturally, continue reading to learn the benefits of testosterone for men over 50.

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How To Speed Up Muscle Recovery

May 16, 2022

They say sore muscles are a sign that you’re doing it right at the gym. But let’s be honest, no one likes waking up to intensely sore muscles. Wondering if you can speed up muscle recovery, and what helps muscles recover faster?

While most muscle soreness resolves on its own after a few days, you probably won’t want to wait it out. Not only can it be uncomfortable, you likely want to get back to exercising. Let’s look at what causes soreness and how to speed up muscle recovery.

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Why Weight Is Not Always A Good Indicator Of Health

April 20, 2022

Every body is different. Yet, people often rely on a single measurement to determine health—weight. But the number you see on the scale isn’t necessarily the best indicator of your overall health. Other factors, such as height and body composition contribute to your health and can’t be overlooked. Let’s look at some common measurement tools that don’t tell the full story.

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How To Increase Free Testosterone

March 01, 2022

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease. These hormonal changes can affect your general health and drive. While aging is inevitable, the effects of low T can be mitigated. Read these tips to learn how to increase free testosterone.

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How To Improve Joint Health As You Age

February 24, 2022

Joints connect bones and allow for mobility and stability. Even before you feel discomfort, it’s important to take care of your joint health. As you age, taking care of your joints can help alleviate several problems that could otherwise plague you. Here is everything you need to know about how to improve joint health as you age.

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Fun Cardio Workouts That Aren't Boring

February 04, 2022

Cardio is often the bane of anyone trying to get fit. The problem for most people is that cardio workouts are boring. Unlike weight training or playing sports with friends, cardio usually means repetitive and ongoing motion. Sometimes we forget that cardio without running is effective, too! Let’s dive into some fun cardio workouts.

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What Home Gym Essentials Do You Need?

February 04, 2022

A home gym can be a great option if you made a New Year's resolution to go to the gym more often but can't seem to fit it into your routine. Many people simply prefer the convenience of having a dedicated gym space at home. Whatever your reasons and fitness goals are, you can create a great workout space even on a budget. Here's how to figure out the home gym essentials for your ultimate fitness routine.

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How To Jumpstart Your Fitness Journey In The New Year

January 12, 2022

A new year is a new beginning and, for many, that means starting a new health journey. Putting an actionable roadmap in place for your fitness journey is key to ensuring you don't fall off the wagon come February. Our guide is here to support you in your fitness journey and to help you stick to a plan. Try out the 6 steps below to help you map out a fitness routine that will work for you.

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Can Ice Baths Help Your Muscles Recover?

September 14, 2021

Ice baths, cryotherapy, cold water immersion: these icy therapy methods are gaining popularity despite their chilly names. An ice bath, also known as cryotherapy or cold water immersion, is a method that athletes use to reduce muscle soreness and accelerate their muscle recovery time between serious workouts. To take an ice bath, fill a tub or tank with cold tap water, then chill it with ice and ice packs until it is frigid, but not actually freezing. Then soak your muscles for 10-15 minutes before diving for safety into the hot shower to warm up.

But just how does cold water help your muscles, and does it really work or are the rumors true about the cold water myth? We're here to unpack everything you need (or want) to know about cryotherapy after workouts and how to help your muscles recover from serious exercise.

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