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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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Abs For Men Over 40: Everything You Need To Know

August 02, 2021 1 Comment

Core and ab workouts have a lot of benefits, especially for people who suffer chronic lower back pain. Many men over 40 who suffer from chronic back pain think that engaging their core or doing ab exercises will worsen the pain. However, the right workout routine can actually help! Before we dive into the ab workouts for men that will give you results, we'll explain why having a solid core is essential, especially for those over 40.

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How To Start Exercising

March 25, 2021

Ready to start a workout routine but not sure where to begin? Whether you're a beginner or an exercise pro, we could all use a few tips to help us find a fitness regimen that fits into a busy lifestyle. Learn how to make it work for you & new exercises to try!

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Why Is Stretching So Important?

Why Is Stretching So Important?

March 19, 2021

Have you ever stopped to wonder why you stretch? Usually if asked we say we stretch to make sure our muscles don’t get tight. This isn’t wrong but it goes a bit further. If we just accept muscles shouldn’t be too tight then there is no real sense of urgency to solidify a good flexibility routine. In this article we will help you understand why flexibility is necessary to your body and how to properly go about stretching.

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What Is VO2 Max and Why Is It Important?

February 22, 2021

One of the hardest parts of setting goals is deciding how you want to measure them. You can measure them by how you look, how you feel, how much you can lift, how fast you can run a mile, and so on. Checking your endurance, though, is a bit trickier than most. One of the best ways to do it is by calculating your VO2 max.

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Stay Driven, Stay Hydrated! How To Stay Hydrated During Workouts

October 29, 2020

To get the most out of your workout, proper hydration is the name of the game. Ensuring that you have a great plan for your pre-, during, and post-workout routine will not only help your body get the maximum benefits from exercise, but it will also help you avoid heat-related illnesses and dehydration.

Since there's so much information out there with differing opinions on this topic, here's a handy guide to get you started.

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Benefits Of Squats For Men: Testosterone & Longevity

September 21, 2020 3 Comments

The squat is arguably one of the most beneficial exercises you can perform in the weight room. So often in conversation, the narrative around squats is geared solely toward aesthetic gains. However, squatting is a rudimentary part of human movement. Think about it: How often do we get up from a chair in one day? How often do we squat down to pick something up off of the ground? How often do we bend down to get in and out of the car?

The point is: we squat every single day, whether we are taking the time to be intentional with our form or not. If we want to live a life of quality well into our later years, we must squat properly and squat often. A proper squat not only strengthens our muscles, but it also fortifies the ligaments, tendons and bones. The result: longevity via movement.

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Gyms Are Reopening: The New Normal for Gym Spaces

July 13, 2020 1 Comment

Working out at the gym is a part of so many peoples' lives. The benefits attained through exercise and social interaction bring improvements to both physical and mental health. However, as many facilities have closed their doors over the past few months, working out in a gym has not been possible and the fitness industry has completely changed due to covid. So what is to expect of gyms after coronavirus?

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Best At-Home Workouts: Full Body Workouts At Home

April 02, 2020

Best at Home Workout | At Home Workout Plans. We understand the difficulty of trying to stay driven while the gyms are closed, and you are likely working from home. I reached out to Mdrive Ambassadors Billy Woodmansee & Kylie Wright, founders of The Lifestyle Athlete App who are at home workout and nutrition experts. In the coming weeks, I have asked them to share free workouts, recipes, and education on how to stay fit and healthy during these difficult times.

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