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Best Foam Roller Exercises for the Quads

Foam rolling is a common way for many gym-goers to warm-up, cool down, and work on their mobility. One of the areas on the body that tends to get excessively tight are the quads, and there was usually a...
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Sprout Living Epic Plant-Based Protein Review – Where Are the Vitamins?

Sprout Living is a supplement company that strongly believes in the potential benefits of an organic, plant-based diet, writing on their site that it "can help act as the foundation for a healthy life and for a strong immune system." They...

Double Kettlebell Thruster – Exercise Guide and Benefits

In an earlier article we discussed the powerful impact the thruster movement (squat into overhead push press) can have on leg and upper body strength, core stabilization, metabolic conditioning training, and as a functional movement for nearly every athlete. The...

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 this joint. Factor in the amount...

Unbroken Designs 4″ Blue Stealth Lifting Belt Review

Unbroken Designs was founded by functional fitness athletes. They offer a variety of lifting equipment that caters to both the functional and dedicated strength athlete. But what they may be most known for are their unique designs and prints. I love having a...

The CrossFit Games As Athletic Competition: A Strongman’s Perspective

Author's note: This article is based on the CrossFit Games as an athletic competition, not a methodology of training. Editor's note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the authors and don’t...

How To Structure Active Recovery Days

Active recovery days are the golden secret for many top athletes. The importance of these weekly, sometimes biweekly sessions are to: Improve blood flow and acidic byproduct clearance to damaged and fatigued muscle and tissues. Increase body temperature to allow...

KAGED MUSCLE C-HCl Creatine Hydrochloride Review — Quality Control?

KAGED MUSCLE makes all their products in a Good Manufacturing Practices-certified facility in Idaho, and they have an extensive line of supplements that includes citrulline, carnitine, and fat burners. Their pre-workout was one of our favorites, but we wanted...

Athletes! Take 4 Minutes Every Day to Build Lifetime Back Health

Disclaimer from the author: If you are experiencing even slight discomfort in your back, I highly recommend consulting with a practitioner well versed in helping prevent or heal back injuries. Even if you have no pain, it is worth getting...

Why Vitamin D Is Extra Important for Athletes

Vitamin D is so essential for our existence that our bodies have evolved to get it from the sun, the only nutrient source that’s available on almost every square inch of the planet. Ironically enough, that’s why so many...

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A Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, and CrossFitter Face Off: Who Will Win?

Strength fans rejoice, we have another lifting competition series to watch on YouTube, and this time it's taking a slightly different spin. As opposed to...

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