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Should I Exercise with Battle Ropes?

If you're looking for an intense workout, then rope exercises are the way to go. Not only are they extremely effective but a lot of them are easy to perform and can be done at home. The secret is not really so much the equipment, but in how you choose to use it. Battle ropes provide a great intense workout without taking up too much time in the gym.

Tips for reducing muscle soreness

If you are trying to take care of your muscles after an injury, a few tips for reducing muscle soreness will help you feel better and prevent potential pain in the long run. There are a lot of different supplements on the market that promise to help reduce inflammation and sooth sore muscles. However, there is not a lot that can be done once an injury has occurred.

How to lift weights safely

If you want to know how to lift weights safely, you need to first understand what can go wrong and how to prevent them. Research indicates that weight-lifting sports have a low level of injury relative to team sports when compared to individual sports. It is advisable to warm up before a performance and not to do more than three sets of eight repetitions. Also, moving slowly with good form prevents putting too much strain on the muscles and ligaments. However, if you were to do too much by over-extending yourself, it may take a long time to recover.

Benefits of Lat Pulldown Bars

Lat pulldowns can help you gain the strength and stamina that you need to get through your work day. They are also a great way to build abdominal strength because the resistance that they provide makes your core muscles work. In this article, I am going to tell you all about the benefits of lat pulldowns.

How Swimmers Can Break Out of a Plateau

The age group swimming plateau is an experience that just about every swimmer will encounter over the course of their swim career. That certainly doesn’t make it any easier to deal with when it inevitably happens.
Whether you are in a small slump, a year-long funk, there are plenty of things that you can do and should remember. Not only are plateaus common, but they are avoidable.

How to Buy Awesome Swim Jammers

The laps have been completed, you showed up to all those extra morning workouts (even in the dead of winter), you had your nutrition game on point, and know it’s time to pick out a racing suit to help you crush the competition and your personal best times on race day.

But what kind of suit should you get? What is the best swim jammer for the particular meet you are attending? In this quick buyer’s guide we are going to break down what to look for when picking the best swimming jammers.

The Benefits of Training With a FITBIT

Wearables have become a common place site with athletes both in the gym and on the trails. My runner and cyclist friends are all avid wearable-rockers. This trend has slowly found itself to the local swimming pools as well.

The big issue—which our land-bound athletic brethren don’t suffer from as much—is the accuracy aspect. Most waterproof wearables don’t track strokes other than front crawl, are easily

How to Buy the Best Swimming Goggles

Lap swimming provides a metric ton of benefits for the exercise-enthusiast. You get a zero-gravity environment that is easy on the joints. You can mix up upper body and lower body training with ease. And with a dizzying array of workouts and sets to try, you will never get bored.

But before you go and conquer the pool, you need to start by being properly equipped to dominate the water. Besides a swim suit, which I heard is key, the next piece of swimming equipment you need when hitting lap swim is a pair of swimming goggles.

Here’s what you need to know.

How to Buy the Best Swimming Goggles

Lap swimming provides a metric ton of benefits for the exercise-enthusiast. You get a zero-gravity environment that is easy on the joints. You can mix up upper body and lower body training with ease. And with a dizzying array of workouts and sets to try, you will never get bored.

But before you go and conquer the pool, you need to start by being properly equipped to dominate the water. Besides a swim suit, which I heard is key, the next piece of swimming equipment you need when hitting lap swim is a pair of swimming goggles.

Here’s what you need to know.

3 Reasons to Train with a Monofin

One of the funnest things in the sport of swimming is developing an awesome underwater dolphin kick. It’s the closest we come to assuming the form of a dolphin or great white in the water. In order to achieve the undulation, leg fitness and flexibility that comes with a great dolphin kick, you need to train it! This means you are adding extra dolphin kicks to your push-offs and starts. This means you are strengthening your legs in the gym. It means you are spending more time on your kickboard doing butterfly kick.

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