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The Ultimate Isometric Workout for Baseball Players


With the World Series happening this month, we’d like to shine a spotlight on America’s favorite pastime. Unlike many other popular professional sports that tend to rely on explosive speed or bulky, brute strength – baseball is unique, involving specific skills, techniques and finesse. In fact, when it comes to strength training for baseball players, traditional exercise routines like weightlifting and cardio need to be augmented for baseball. And there’s no better way to do that than with isometrics.

How to Reduce Pain After a Workout


Since it’s Pain Awareness Month, we’d like to address how you can reduce the typical aches and pains that people get after a workout: it’s called delayed onset muscle soreness, AKA DOMS.

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The Best Activ5 Dynamic Balance Exercises for Elderly Users


Contrary to common opinion, mature adults aren’t asked to stop their fitness routines. Rather, they’re encouraged to move away from high-impact workouts, and towards low-impact workouts that target the muscles involved in balance.

Our Favorite Yoga Tips for Beginners


Yoga is renowned for its ability to protect your joints, strengthen stabilizing muscles, and improve flexibility. But, did you know that a lot of its poses are isometric?

Best Isometric Workouts for Rowing Training


Do isometrics belong in rowing, the ultimate power and endurance sport? We say: absolutely.

How To Stay Fit and Healthy in College


We’re not entirely sure how real the Freshman 15 is. But we do know one thing: staying fit while you’re in school can be a challenge.

Why Isometric Training Exercises Are Perfect for Speed


Did you know we’re seeing a trend of trainers and coaches looking to isometrics to help train their athletes. While there has yet to be a study on the relationship between isometric exercises and speed training, enough experts like Bryson Tucker are seeing significant results from integrating isometrics into their routine.

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How to Work out While Traveling


How do you keep fit while traveling? Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you want to take a break from your fitness routine, but maintaining your training is harder than it seems!

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Can You Handle the Ultimate Isometric/Cardio Workout?


You don’t have to choose between an isometric workout and cardio. In fact, isometric exercises are so versatile that you can seamlessly integrate them into your cardio workout.

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15-Minute Isometrics: Try This Intense Shoulder Workout


Want the best isometric shoulder workout for achieving cut, well-defined shoulders? Take a look at our intense, 15-minute workout with some of the best isometric shoulder exercises of all time!