Successfully performing a split jerk in a weightlifting competition can be the deciding factor in the clean and jerk portion of the contest. The slightest mistake from an individual attempting to perform a split jerk can cause the barbell to be dropped prematurely, resulting in a missed lift. There are multiple causes of a missed lift, the most common of which is an improper recovery. Continue reading Tips for Recovering From a Split Jerk
We all go to the gym with the common goal of getting in shape. We jog, lift weights, do squats and sweat our lives away achieve this goal, but leaving your hard earned sweat on the mat is not the way to go. For all you gym rats out there, here are the top things to know about proper gym etiquette. Continue reading Top Things to Know About Gym Etiquette
Our shoulders are not usually on the top of our lists as a priority to exercise, however if you were to injure your shoulder, you would immediately notice its importance. Shoulder injuries are usually the result of repetitive motions or athletic activities which involve an overhead motion. This is also a common problem who people who constantly lift and carry heavy equipment for work.
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Stretching is a good way to improve your flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. It also helps in preventing muscle soreness, lowers your risk of injury and promotes good blood circulation. Unfortunately, if not done correctly, you run the risk of long-term harm. Lucky for you, we have some tips on stretching safely that can help you avoid injury.
Nothing feels better than a good stretch in the morning, but why does it feel so good? Stretching has many benefits, especially for those who are working on shaping their bodies. Some of these benefits may be a surprise and may make you want to stretch even more. We urge that you approach stretching with caution and never do it before a good warmup. Continue reading 4 Key Benefits of Stretching
For years, many career athletes have taken advantage of the benefits provided by high-intensity interval training (also known as HIIT). This practice involves taking short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods. Some of the immediate advantages include making leaps to your fitness goals in less time. However, research has shown that there are more subtle perks to interval training as well. Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Interval Training
As kids, the holidays were a great excuse to take a day off and eat tons of food. Nowadays, holidays can mess up our workout schedules, destroying the health habits we worked so hard to develop over the year. Thanksgiving is a battlefield of calories, and while it may be fun to let loose for one day, follow some of these healthy Thanksgiving tips so you’re not knocked out cold for a week straight. Continue reading Healthy Thanksgiving Tips
Halloween has come and gone, but what may still be lurking around your house is your kids’ leftover trick-or-treat stash. You may have attempted to hide it from your kids, or limit their intake, but all this fuss about a hoard of candy is probably doing a great job of taunting and tempting YOU! If you have already given in to the sweet treats, or are curious about how much power they have to unravel the progress you’ve made, we can help. Continue reading Getting Lean after Halloween
After a long day of self motivation, you finally made it into the gym. There’s only one problem, you forgot something. Taking time out of our busy schedules to go the gym can already be a big commitment, and there’s nothing worse then feeling like you wasted your day because you forgot to bring something you didn’t think about. Before you go to the gym for a workout, make sure you have these following items with you. These are meant to not only help make your workout smoother, but also safer!
One of the hardest parts about a workout is maintaining the discipline to stick to it. The amount of distractions we have around us can make it easy to take “just one day off,” which quickly snowballs into not exercising for weeks, or months! Not only that, but after the first couple of weeks of your workout, it is common to not see progress as fast as when you started. Feeling like you hit a wall, along with being distracted, can make it difficult to stay motivated to work out. If you feel like you’ve hit a slump with your workout, or you want to prevent that slump from happening, follow some of these top ways to stay motivated!