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The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

Powerlifting is a grueling sport with athletes being subjected to strenuous workouts and competitions, and often falling victim to a range of injuries ranging from mild to severe. While a scientific review of as many as 20 different studies found that powerlifting produced only one injury for every 1,000 hours of training, many athletes complain about extensive stiffness and pain following vigorous bouts of exercise, whether in the gym or at a competition.
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Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety

Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety

Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety Anxiety and depression are two of the world’s most prevalent conditions, but when pain comes into the equation, the situation can be particularly difficult to address. As noted by Harvard academics, the relationship between pain and depression is cyclical. That is, those who have depression “tend to experience more severe and long-lasting pain than other people.” 
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Athletes Insight Review

Athletes Insight Review

In the bracing industry you can become overwhelmed by the multitudes of compression socks, calf sleeves, foot sleeves and more to choose from. 
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What does medical grade graduated compression mean?

What does medical grade graduated compression mean?

By now, most athletes are familiar with compression wear; you probably even have your own favorite compression sleeve or brand that you wear while running, biking or working out.  You might even know the importance and benefits to your health and performance that compression wear can provide, but are you fully reaping the benefits of compression wear?
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Avoiding FAD Diets

Avoiding FAD Diets

Compelling Reasons to Stay Away From Fad Diets Diets of all kinds are attracting consumers, but that does not mean that these nutritional fads or workout trends are successful in making you lose body weight. Even if such a diet causes weight loss in your body, you will likely gain those pounds back in no time. 
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The Importance of Fitness as We Age

The Importance of Fitness as We Age

The Importance of Fitness as We Age There are countless reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary as we age. Health problems, weight gain or pain issues, together with a fear of falling, are some of the most common reasons     the elderly refrain from engaging in exercise.  It is, however, as we grow older that exercise becomes increasingly important to our health.
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Bracing now as Base Layer

Bracing now as Base Layer

We all know that outdoor sports have continued to grow in popularity and in age groups.  Along with that, products made specifically for running, hiking, climbing and biking has grown in type, style and number.  And with added numbers of people of various ages participating, there are a greater number of injuries and a growing group of products that claim to treat them.  Let’s face it, it can get confusing.
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What is the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the term “Paleo diet” floating around. But if you have been living under a rock, you’re already halfway on your way to living a Paleo lifestyle, anyway.
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Official Paleo Diet Food List:  What Can I Eat on Paleo?

Official Paleo Diet Food List: What Can I Eat on Paleo?

If you’re new to Paleo, you’ve probably already read up on what you can and can’t eat—but you may not yet understand why the Paleo diet food list is set up the way it is. Before you can start whipping up gourmet Paleo recipes, here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that can help you understand what you can eat, what you can't eat, and why.
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Could You Handle the Daily Workout of a Navy SEAL?

Could You Handle the Daily Workout of a Navy SEAL?

A few days after Osama bi Laden’s demise in 2011, America’s most burning question—the top-searched keyword in Google—was “Navy Seal Training”, followed closely by “Navy SEAL daily workout.” Clearly, admiration for the SEALs, America's primary maritime special operations force, was higher than any interest in the political event.
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What Are Underpronation and Overpronation?

What Are Underpronation and Overpronation?

Many athletes and runners experience pain and discomfort in their feet due to either underpronation or overpronation. What is underpronation? What is overpronation? For that matter, what is pronation? In this post, we’ll answer all those questions and more.
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How Compression Sleeves Can Help Dancers

How Compression Sleeves Can Help Dancers

Dance is one of the most beautiful sports in the world, and it’s also one of the most grueling. Dancers, especially ballet dancers, are known to spend hours on their feet, learning to move weightlessly by leveraging immense strength and control.
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