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The Truth About Compression Gear: Does It Really Work Or Not?

If you’re a sports fan, you have seen athletes wearing form-fitting, ‘‘superhero’’ type clothing underneath their uniforms. The garments seem to give them a special edge over the competition or at least, make them look more prepared to compete. These skintight clothing items, more commonly known as compression garments, are …

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Why You Should Be Foam Rolling – Benefits, Tips, & What To Avoid

Your workout yesterday was one of your best. You were hitting the weights hard, got some high intensity cardio training in and even ended the workout with a successful stretching session…but today you’re still sore. You think to yourself, “I stretched to avoid feeling sore. Why on earth are my …

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The Growing Epidemic Of Youth Sports Injuries: How We Can Stop It

This article was actually contributed by my little sister, who’s currently a high school senior studying sports medicine through an advanced academic program offered by California State University, Northridge. Great work on this paper, sis! This research paper is focused on the current epidemic of injuries in youth sports and …

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The Best Compression Pants: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Compression pants are commonly used in tons of different sports and activities because of the numerous physical benefits they offer during exercise. Not only do they provide support and stability to the leg muscles, but this pressurized performance gear has also been found to reduce muscle fatigue, improve blood circulation, …

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The Ultimate Foam Roller Exercise Guide: 25+ Moves and Stretches

Foam rollers have become one of the most popular pieces of home exercise equipment on the planet. There are several different types of foam rollers available, but the overall purpose is the same: they provide a quick and easy way to relieve muscle soreness, tightness, or pain. Using one of these …

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The Best Exercise Ball: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Exercise balls are probably one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment ever invented. You can find one of these in pretty much any gym, fitness studio, or physical therapy center on the planet, as these big inflatable stability balls offer a ton of benefits from building strength to …

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The Best Gym Flooring: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Gym floor mats are one of the key building blocks in any sort of commercial or home gym setup. Whether you’ve already got a big assortment of equipment or you’re still trying to choose the right home gym, this is quite literally the foundation for you to build your gym …

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The Best Weighted Vest: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Weighted vests are one of the most underrated pieces of equipment in the entire fitness industry. Not a lot of people use them, and yet you’ll find that most professional athletes and other serious fitness trainers swear by them. They’re extremely versatile, so you can use one with just about …