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 Quads- Speed recovery

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Why You Should Use a Foam Roller Recovery is very important after vigorous exercise. The primary recovery routines that people perform are stretching and sleeping. Occasionally things like heat therapy or cold therapy will be used (ice baths, hot baths). However, foam rolling and deeper muscle tissue recovery aren’t as prominent. A lot of people will feel instant benefits from foam rolling their quads and legs. Foam rollers are great …

Foam Rollers: Types & Sizes

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Choosing a Foam Roller     Foam rollers let you do your own deep-tissue massage, also known as “self-administered myofascial release” (SMR). The process lets you use your own body weight, precisely controlled, to help stimulate and relax your muscles.   If you’ve already tried using a foam roller, you may have a love/hate relationship with it. The process of using the roller can be uncomfortable, but massaging knots (also called …