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ConditioningMobilitySwimmingTraining

If your workout involves swimming but you don’t have access to a pool, you may be left scratching your head wondering just how the heck to make it work. In this article, we will talk about how the rowing machine is a great alternative to your swim workouts, and give you 2 workouts to add to your routine. Benefits of Rowing Workouts A rowing machine is a low-impact alternative to swimming. During a rowing workout all the major muscle groups used in swimming will definitely get fired up. These workouts are also a great way to train the following attributes:...

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If you’re running toward the sound of gunfire then you’ll undoubtedly want to be wearing some type of protective armor. However, it’s also entirely possible that you’re just looking for a way to add a little extra resistance to your workout…. Either way, the plate carrier is a great option for both scenarios. WHAT IS A PLATE CARRIER? Like a suit of armor used to protect knights of old, plate carriers protect modern-day warriors. A plate carrier is a piece of protective tactical gear commonly used in the military and law enforcement. The carrier holds ballistic plates, which are rated...

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MobilityTraining

Unfortunately, many jobs these days involve a tremendous amount of sitting. Folks sit while they drive to work, sit all day at a desk, and then sit some more while they drive home...or to the gym. But all that sitting definitely comes at a cost, causing pain and tightness in certain areas of your body. In this article, we’re going to show you 4 essential exercises to help counteract the negative effects for people who sit all day. EXERCISE #1 - Kneeling hip flexor stretch. One of the best things to do to balance out lots of sitting is stretching your hips....

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Mindsetmotivation

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” —Aristotle High performing humans often mention having a well-polished morning routine. This routine looks different for everyone, but the theme here is that high performing humans start their day with some sort of productive routine. The problem isn't not knowing this, the real issue is knowing where to start and how to make one that works for you! There is no, 'one perfect' routine and it should be suited to you and what works for your lifestyle. It doesn't matter if your 'morning' begins at...

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Mobility

Professional, frequent massages are a great way to keep your body limber and injury-free. Unfortunately, massages can also be quite expensive and time-consuming. What if you could still reap the benefits of getting a massage without the expensive cost and time commitment? Yes, this sounds too good to be true, but in this case, it’s not - enter, the lowly lacrosse ball. A lacrosse ball is a super hard ball similar size to the tennis ball, that’s absolutely perfect for working out stiff areas of muscle. The best part is that you can use it anywhere, anytime you want without...

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