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Why Fitness Trackers Work


By now we’ve debunked fitness trackers as completely useless, right? Not so. Fitness tracking and wearable devices are releasing cooler and cooler features, and as a result, growing more popular and effective by the minute.

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How Isometrics Increase Club Head Speed & Help Golfer’s Elbow


If you’re a golfer, you need to start incorporating isometrics in your game, STAT. Isometrics aren’t just the best golf exercises to increase club head speed – they’re also a great preventative remedy for golfer’s elbow.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading.

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Isometrics, the Perfect Exercises for Seniors


Older adults shouldn’t think of exercise as risky. On the contrary, regular exercise is the key to preserving your health. The trick is finding low-impact workouts that keep you strong–without triggering previous injuries or causing more.

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Examples of Isometrics in Common Exercises


Isometric contractions, which are when muscles contract without moving, are actually common additions to dynamic and explosive strength training and cardio. So, whether you know it or not, you’ve likely used isometric training in your everyday workouts.

Isometric Exercises for Arthritis


Arthritis does not spell the end to an active life. If anything, exercise is all the more important for people suffering from arthritis. The trick is finding low-impact exercises that strengthen the muscles without exacerbating your symptoms – case in point, isometric exercise.

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Examples of Isometrics in Sports


While most people can’t list examples of isometric contractions in sports off the top of their heads, athletes have always espoused the power of isometrics – they may just refer to it as a hold, weight training or resistance training. In fact, isometrics play a huge part in most professional competitions; so much so that athletes often incorporate isometric exercises into their training to remain at peak performance.

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Why Brides and Grooms Need a Wedding Workout App Before the Big Day


Are you walking down the aisle? Listen up, because we’re making the case for why a workout app is actually perfect for the tech-y bride and grooms trying to get fit before the big day.

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The 5 Best Hamstring Exercises for Runners Ever


Did you know that isometrics offer some of the best exercises for runners? If you want to efficiently strengthen the hamstrings, the real MVP for marathoners and track and field athletes alike, then isometrics is the way to go.

Custom Fitness! Our Favorite Full-Body Isometric Workout Routine


If you’re ready for the next level of fitness, a full-body isometric workout routine is the way to go. With an intense workout that hits all the right spots, you can get one of the most powerful workouts of your life in just a couple of minutes. All you need is an Activ5–and the motivation to give it your all.

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The 5 Best Hamstring Exercises for Runners Ever


Did you know that isometrics offer some of the best exercises for runners? If you didn’t, we don’t blame you for thinking that only dynamic workouts offer runners incredible strength training. But if you want to efficiently strengthen the hamstrings, the real MVP for marathoners and track and field athletes alike, then isometrics is the […]