Straight Arm Press Back Tips : Warm-up & Precautions

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Straight Arm Press Back Tips : Warm-up & Precautions

What is a Straight Arm Press back? The straight arm press back, also known as straight arm pull back, targets and strengthens your upper back, rear deltoids and triceps. Performed using dumbbells, it involves controlled, slow movements of the arms in an anti clockwise motion.  How to do Straight Arm Press Back? Keeping your form right is very important in strength training exercises. If possible, attempt these in front of a mirror or you can record yourself and see if your posture requires any changes or adjustments. Here is how to do one rep of straight arm press back. •  Start...

Lunge Exercise Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

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Lunge Exercise Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

What is Lunge Exercise?    Lunge is one of the most effective exercises for the lower body. It primarily targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves. It also has other benefits like increased mobility of muscles including your lower back and abdomen. Lunges are categorized as a ‘compound Exercise’ i.e, an exercise which targets more than one muscle.   How to Do Lunge Exercise?   •  Stand upright. •  Your feet should be as wide as your hips. •  Place your hands on your hips. •  Move your right leg forward as if you are about to take a step. •  Your heel should land first. •  Lower your...

Leg Press Exercise Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

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Leg Press Exercise Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

What is Leg Press Exercise?  Leg press exercise is also known as seated leg press, machine squat press and machine leg press. The primary target of the leg press are the quadriceps but it also strengthens your glutes, hamstrings and thighs. Contrary to the popular understanding, this is not a replacement exercise for squats, rather it aims to increase leg strength while minimizing the strain on your lower body. Two types of equipment are available for performing this exercise: the horizontal press and the vertical or 45-degree press. The latter is built in a way that your lower body is...

Why Should You Buy a Massage Gun During a Pandemic

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Why Should You Buy a Massage Gun During a Pandemic
Buying a massage gun during the ongoing pandemic may sound weird to you. But these guns can make your life a lot better in these hard times. Read on to find out how.

Bench Press Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

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Bench Press Safety Tips: Warm-up & Precautions

Introduction to Bench Press The bench press is one of the most basic barbell exercises in workout routines based on the concept of resistance or strength training. It is an upper body exercise which primarily targets your chest muscle called pectoralis major as well as your triceps. The secondary muscles that get involved in this process include your deltoids and your forearms. To some extent, it will also work your lats and biceps. How to Do Bench Press? •  Lie down on the bench with your back flat and the bar right above your eyes. •  Keeping your hands shoulder width apart,...

Percussive Therapy vs. Vibration Therapy - A Detailed Comparison

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Percussive Therapy vs. Vibration Therapy - A Detailed Comparison

What is Vibration Therapy As the name suggests, vibration therapy uses vibrating movements in order to relax your body. It can either be localized or a full body therapy. The latter uses a platform for the individual to stand on whereas localized vibration uses a hand held device for more effectiveness. What is Percussion Therapy  Percussive therapy, on the other hand, applies force to a specific body part. It reaches deeper into the muscle in order to improve blood flow and oxygen required for recovery. How Vibration Therapy Works When using a device for vibration therapy, keeping a pressure intensity...

How Can a Massage Gun Help You Work from Home?

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How Can a Massage Gun Help You Work from Home?

Many people have been working from home for years owing to the nature of their job. However, with the recent Covid-19 pandemic many of us who had never worked an hour from home had to turn our homes into offices. Some of us are definitely happy because this comes with its benefits such as complete avoidance of annoying workmates, angry bosses, lunch thieves, etc. However, it also has its own challenges. If you are having trouble working from home then you need to bring a few changes to make remote working more joyful. Let us talk about these challenges and...

How To Care for Your Feet If You Have An All-day Standing Job

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How To Care for Your Feet If You Have An All-day Standing Job

Standing strong on your feet is important, especially if you have a job that requires standing all day long or most of the time. Most of us ignore our feet and are relatively more concerned about the rest of our body, despite the fact that your feet have to tolerate your entire body weight. Prolonged standing can cause health issues like soreness of the feet, swelling, low back pain, varicose veins and such problems. If you have a standing all day job, you should be more concerned about your feet and provide them the care they need. Here are some...

Top 10 Essential Products You Need to Build an Indoor Gym

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Top 10 Essential Products You Need to Build an Indoor Gym

Building an indoor gym requires a great deal of planning, dedication and attention to detail. Your efforts must all contribute to creating an environment that is conducive to your fitness goals. Firstly, you need to take into account the budget and space you have to work with. You will then have to get the gym equipment within those limitations. However, there are some products that you simply can’t do without in a gym. Let us have a look at the top 10 essential products you need to build an indoor gym. Dumbbells Dumbbells are one of the simplest yet effective...

5 Things Top Trainers Never Leave Home Without

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5 Things Top Trainers Never Leave Home Without

Irrespective of their field and industry, the majority of professionals swear by certain items,tools and gadgets. Fitness trainers are no different. Most of them have some favorite things that they like to carry around any time they’re working out or conducting a session with clients. These could be anything from a particular wristband or heart rate monitor to a pair of super comfortable gym trousers, tights or running shoes. For many trainers, not having one of their essentials available during a session might turn into more than just an inconvenience. Some have even reported a lack of motivation in such...

Post-Run Routine for You and Your Dog

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Post-Run Routine for You and Your Dog

It doesn’t matter if you have had a dog in your home since you were a baby or you have just added a furry little friend to your family. In either case, especially when the weather is changing, there are lots of questions on how to care for our beloved pets, and how to manage their workout routine. Taking dogs out for a walk is a healthy and loveable activity, but dog owners need to be aware and prepared for the after-walk routine of their pets as well. Here is a quick and useful guide on how to best prepare...

Muscle Recovery Tips for Boxers

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Muscle Recovery Tips for Boxers

Training hard is as pleasurable as it is effective when it comes to boxing. However, it comes with an unavoidable consequence – swollen and painful muscles. There is some truth to the fact that continued workout eventually gets your muscles used to the extra effort and the soreness goes away. But that may take weeks on end and can also hinder the consistency and progress of your boxing practices. The good news is that there are several ways to treat such muscular pain, speed up muscle recovery after hard training, and to get maximum of the boxing training at the...

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