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Fix Your Own Muscles: Normatec Muscle Recovery Wearable 
If you have the means, like $1500 or more, than Normatec has a plausible solution for muscle recovery without seeing a therapist. They’ve created a self-massaging system that you strap on, then hit the power button. There’s no work other than that. You can use it wherever you want.... Read more
5 Items You Need For A Better Gym Experience
Making the most out of your gym visits is all about using the tools to your best advantage. While the machines in the building can help you to tone and strengthen your body, there are a number of other accessories you can incorporate into your routine to give it... Read more
Expert Guide: Find the Right Fitness Facility For You
Along with trying to hack your brain to start a new habit, you’re also on the lookout for a workout facility. There are so many options. Costs and features vary, so consider wisely to give yourself the best chance. Knowing where to enroll will require you know a little... Read more
Mpower Uses Human Electricity to Make You Stronger
Through every human fiber runs a current of electricity. I know, right? Measuring that current in your muscles is as simple as using skin surface EMG devices. This is what MPower does, telling you exactly how well those muscles are doing their respective jobs. The goal is simple; make... Read more
Ladies, Battle Ropes Aren’t Just For Meatheads
Common in many gyms now is battle ropes. You know, those ropes you keep tripping over, the ones that someone smacks up and down every few minutes. Admittedly, they’re obnoxious. Nothing seems to say look at me more unless you’re lifting up your shirt to see your abs every... Read more
Do You Even Mermaid, Bro?
Mermaiding is loosely defined word. It ranges from dressing as a mermaid to living as a one. Definitely, this is one body hack you must check out. Not quite, but swimming in the ocean wearing a monofin is about as close as humans will get. The act of mermaiding... Read more
Move Faster in the Gym; Respect Your Excuses
There are two excuses for the skipping the workout: time and money. For most people, these are two halves of the same sphere. Since we’re not Financial Hacks, you and I will stick to the time portion of the sphere. Excuses get a bad rap.  There’s a lot to... Read more
How To Work Out Your Abs While You Stand
When it comes to getting into shape, a good set of abs is up there as one of the most coveted results. Endless rounds of sit ups and crunches seemed for so long to be the only way to get into shape; using another method seemed unthinkable. Until now,... Read more
To Break Your Strength Plateau Pause Lifting
The hardest thing about working out is getting to the gym the first time. After that, it’s smooth sailing, presuming you can get to the gym on day two. Then it’s all about day three, and, well, you can see where this is going. The daily grind of showing... Read more
How To Train Your Way To A Faster 5K Race
Dusting off those running shoes is one of the best ways to give your health a boost in the right direction and improve your fitness. Want another reason to pick up the pace? Try booking yourself in for a race. A 5k running race is a great entry level... Read more
You’ll Want to Update Your Passport for Immersion Fitness
Here’s one you haven’t hear about yet, but you’ll want to know all about it. We first head about this in the Telegraph UK. Immersion fitness is the caveman’s workout. It’s Parkour meets wilderness. In Immersion Fitness, participants are literally immersed into a natural environment, where they run, jump,... Read more
Your Pelvis is Killing Your Spine
The world is full of uneven surfaces. It doesn’t help that we navigate that world with jacked up pelvises, but we all do. Now you know. Your shoes aren’t helping, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog. This is gonna be tough to stomach, but the chances you have a... Read more
Guilt-free Travel in 3 Easy Steps
There are fit travelers who do this all the time. They have a plan worked out, something they’ve been doing for years. They don’t see vacations as a time to pull the muzzle on their inner Cujo, but a time to let out his leash a little bit. Note... Read more
4 Deadly Mistakes on the Treadmill
Alright, so maybe deadly was a little click-baity. But, maybe not. Some of these offenses, if not corrected, could put your development into a tailspin. Creating imbalances in your mechanics could compromise your stability. An unstable body can fall into traffic, fall off ledges or break when tripped. No coroner... Read more
Setting the Record Straight: Six Deadlifts You Should Do
It’s no secret. I love deadlifting like I love chocolate. My dream deadlifting set would be drop-sets, with plates made of chocolate. I would eat the plates between sets as I dropped the weight. That’s possibly the silliest idea I’ve ever had. Back in the real world, we deadlift... Read more
Cupping: Real Treatment or Real Silly?
Leave to Michael Phelps to stimulate controversy. Fans will remember the press fanfare around Phelps smoking from a bong in 2008. It should come as no surprise that this year’s Olympics has the press waiting for Phelps to do something newsworthy. They found it. Pictures of Phelps’ back with... Read more
The Problem With the 10,000 Steps Target
Goal setting is a funky process. That said, it’s a process. You’re never done honing or resetting your goals. They’re personal. The 10,000 steps rule is anything but personal. Adapting it as an absolute is the quickest route to wasting your time. Before I get accused of being the backlash for... Read more
The Biggest Secret About Motivation
“I’d workout if I could find the motivation.” -Person who believes in leprechauns. Unfair. Motivation is a real thing, but maybe we should just treat it like leprechauns. It has nothing to do with the reasons why your admirably fit friends stay in shape. Motivation or my favorite hashtag—#fitspiration—are vague concepts, not... Read more
Adequate Sleep Volume Improves Any Fitness Goal
Sure, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your quality of sleep. In this regard, individual needs vary. In the same way, the number of hours everyone needs may not be the same. In fact, the jury is out on whether sleeping in eight-hour blocks is... Read more
How to Develop the “V’s”
Perhaps one of the most desired things (at least physically) that people want is the abdominal “V” lines. Both men and women would love to have these, but they don’t know how to go about it. Try these three tips out to sculpt those V’s. 1. Target the Lower... Read more