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Kinesiology Taping the Rotator Cuff

Kinesiology tape is used by many athletes to provide themselves with the perception of extra support and to assist with acute pain in various areas on the body. Tape’s main purpose is to

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Kinesiology Taping for Hip Pain

Hip pain, whether chronic or acute, can be a troublesome problem for strength athletes. Lower body power and strength based movements are often heavily influenced by the hips, and their abilities to support

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Best Foam Roller Exercises for Office Workers

Sitting all day can leave the body in less than optimal postures, especially for the strength athlete. Tight hips, internally rotated shoulders, weak glutes, and many other factors can be impacted by the

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Best Foam Roller Exercises for the Glutes

The glutes can be a stubborn muscle group to warm up and stimulate pre-workout. As we sit down all day, or neglect this area of the body for prolonged periods of time, then

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Best Foam Roller Exercises for Legs

The fascia that encloses the leg muscles is one of the more troublesome and tight areas on athletes, especially those who work sedentary jobs and sit all day. Tight quads, hamstrings, and calves

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Best Foam Roller Exercises for Hips

Foam rolling major joints like the hip can benefit an athlete’s mobility and performance in the gym. Under constant heavy loads, the hip’s fascia can become tight, which will limit proper sequencing of

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USA Weightlifting Announces 2017 Summer Universiade Team

Earlier tonight, USA Weightlifting announced the official lineup for their Summer Universiade Team, the group of young American athletes who are headed to Taipei to compete from August 19-30 of this year. The Summer

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