Selecting and Effectively Using Rubber Band Resistance Exercise

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Originally used to train older adults in nursing homes, flexible resistance bands now provide exercise options for exercisers and athletes. The more you know about resistance bands, rubberized cords and the machines that use them, the better you’ll be able to choose the method that’s right for you. It’s all about finding the resistance that matches the exercise you need. Resistance bands offer no resistance at first. They start adding …

Foam Rolling: Benefits and Techniques

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Foam rolling has become a popular self-massage technique over the past few years among patients of all ages. Benefits include: reduced muscle soreness and tightness, increased blood flow to tissue, increased mobility, and increased flexibility when combined with stretching. Additionally, foam rolling requires little equipment, can be done regularly, and independently.   Some important parameters for the using a foam roll include: Only roll over soft tissue, never roll over …

8 Strength Exercises Trainers Never Do (And What to Do Instead)

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  Heading to the gym with a solid workout plan is a surefire way to have a successful, efficient sweat session. But figuring out exactly what strength exercises to do can get a little tricky. While certain exercises (think biceps curls and crunches) seem like easy, familiar choices, they’re not always the best bet for seeing results. In fact, just because everyone’s doing a certain move, doesn’t mean it’s even safe. …

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training: Mark Rippetoe, Jason Kelly

https://amzn.to/2DtGwLW Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other …

‘Plogging’ is a Swedish fitness trend that combines running with picking up litter

Forget about Hygge, Lagom, and Ikea’s attempt to start a twin duvet revolution. There’s a new Scandinavian trend in town.  SEE ALSO: Ikea wants you to try a Swedish sleep trend that could save your relationship This trend encourages people to pick up litter while out running. So, it’s not just good for your health, it’s also good for the environment.  It’s called ‘plogging’—a portmanteau of jogging and the Swedish …