How Much Water Do I Really Need to Drink While Working Out?

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How Much Water Do I Really Need to Drink While Working Out?
It's easy to hear that proper hydration is important when exercising, and that the benefits of drinking water can't be overstated. It's much harder to actually keep track of how much water you've had to drink and whether it's enough. In this article we will go over what can go wrong if you don't hydrate properly during your workout, as well as some ways to keep your muscles hydrated and healthy.

How to Get Bigger Arms with Your Workouts

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How to Get Bigger Arms with Your Workouts
Targeting the muscle groups that you really want to grow isn't as straightforward as it seems. Because of this there's a lot of differing wisdom on how you should structure your workouts to get the most muscle growth. We'll discuss some of the best workouts to make sure you're making serious progress with your muscular development. 

Is Heat the Best Way to Treat Muscle Soreness?

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Is Heat the Best Way to Treat Muscle Soreness?
No pain, no gain. Or so says your fitness coach. So you know that sore muscles are the price you pay for a good workout and great physical fitness, but do you know the best therapy for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)? In this article we will discuss if heat therapy is the best way to treat sore muscles or if there other therapies that work better.

James Harden’s Hamstring Injury (And Other Tips On Hamstring Tear Prevention)

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James Harden’s Hamstring Injury (And Other Tips On Hamstring Tear Prevention)

The Nets’ elimination from the playoffs on Saturday night was brutal for many die-hard fans to witness, but none so much as Nets player James Harden. It did reveal, however, that the star player’s hamstring injury was causing him to suffer far more than what had been initially stated. While the Nets’ official statement was that Harden is simply dealing with “right hamstring tightness”, it was admitted by Harden himself in the post-game interview that his injury is far more serious. 

So, just how serious is it? Well, Harden claims it is a grade 2 hamstring strain. No idea what that means? I didn’t either. But now that I’ve learned, I feel it is important to not only share just what that means, but also share the best methods to prevent this serious injury from happening to you, dear reade

Give The Gift of Stress Relief: What Every Dad Deserves For Father’s Day (and Every Day!)

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Give The Gift of Stress Relief: What Every Dad Deserves For Father’s Day (and Every Day!)
While Father’s Day is a time to celebrate Dad, you’ll be the hero of the day by giving these stress relief gifts for men in your life who are fathers, not just your own! You’ll impact their day with a practical way to achieve relaxation and improve their health while you’re at it. 

How a Good Massage and Posture Stretches and Exercises Go Together

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How a Good Massage and Posture Stretches and Exercises Go Together
You may think that standing or sitting are just everyday things that don’t require much of your attention. But before you know it, your back begins to ache, your neck feels strained, and your shoulders feel tense; we know these all too well. Luckily, there are posture stretches and correction exercises as well as massage methods to improve posture and ease aches and pains!

5 Ways to Relieve Stress with a Massage Gun

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5 Ways to Relieve Stress with a Massage Gun

Percussive therapy uses a pulsating device to reduce muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Like a deep tissue massage, percussive therapy can break down knots deep within soft tissue and provide relief to sore and sensitive areas of the body.

Massage guns are an effective tool for self-administering percussive therapy, as they allow you to zero in on a problem area and apply appropriate force in a short amount of time to provide immediate aid.

Give Mom the Gift of Restful Sleep this Mother's Day

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Give Mom the Gift of Restful Sleep this Mother's Day
This Mother’s Day give the mother figure in your life something they really need: a good night’s sleep.

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.

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