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5 Fitness-related Things the Apple Watch 2 Doesn’t Do
No doubt, we’re fans of the Apple Watch Series 2. We’re fans of nearly anything wearable tech related, especially if it’s fitness tech. It’s what we do. That said, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a force to be reckoned with, but it’s not perfect in every way for... Read more
Exercise Versus Nutrition: Where Do I Start?
Ask ten fitness professional this question, get ten different answers. That’s pretty tough, considering it looks like an either-or kinda question. The further you get down your own pathway to health, the more you will see that the answer can get mucky. Don’t let that deter you. We’re gonna... Read more
Nixon Mission is the SmartWatch for Boarders Who Don’t Love Apple
Nixon, no stranger to watches, just dropped their new rugged smartwatch aimed at snowboarders and surfers. It’s a rugged beast, loaded with goodies for board sports enthusiasts. Is it the right fit, though? It’s no longer news that the new Apple Watch 2 packs GPS into a waterproof design. That... Read more
Get a Workout Partner; Get Results
Confession up front; I am not a person who likes to have a workout buddy. I’ll workout with someone else for time to time, but find that my sessions are more efficient, more focused when I’m solo. That’s me. I am an oddity. Most folks do not relate to... Read more
Hiring a Personal Trainer: Head Fake Behaviors
Let’s assume you understand you cannot teach yourself to lift like you taught yourself to play guitar. You understand you’re gonna need more than YouTube to understand the intricacies of proper technique. Please, don’t call it form. You need a trainer. The first thing you should do, if you... Read more
Face Off: Rear Squat vs Front Squat
Here’s a fun thing. At a social event where there is more than one gym rat, toss out a statement like this, “The back squat is clearly the best way to squat because that’s the one everybody learns first.” Then, take cover. Things ’bout to get cray up in... Read more
5 Trendy Fitness Hacks You’ll Want to Avoid
The problem with fitness and nutrition is how boring it can be. There is only so much you can say about consuming or burning calories. Because of this, we keep inventing new ways to do both or so it seems. In most cases, we’re not inventing anything. We’re repackaging... Read more
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