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CFF Physio Ball Review - Featured Pic

CFF Physio Ball Review

The Physio Ball from Christian’s Fitness Factory provides lots of therapeutic benefit in a small package. It looks a bit like a medieval torture device, but don’t let the look fool you – it actually feels really good for use on stubborn tissue.

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Short Kettlebell Workouts You Can Do At Home

Short kettlebell workouts you can do at home with just one kettlebell – kettlebell HIIT workouts for beginners and intermediates in under 30 minutes.

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Stick Mobility Review - Title and Featured Pic

Stick Mobility Review – Better Movement through Bending

Stick Mobility Review - Title and Featured Pic

Stick Mobility Review

As a full-time office dweller, I’m always on the lookout for ways to counteract the effects of sitting for long periods of time. As a part-time fitness seeker, I’m also on the lookout for ways to improve my ability to move and train. The best options are the ones that do both at the same time. I came across Stick Mobility on Instagram and I was immediately intrigued by what I saw. I thought it might have potential as an option for office dwellers and fitness fanatics alike, so I decided to check it out. Read on to learn more about my experience with Stick Mobility.

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Overcoming back pain with Foundation Training

The Absolute Best Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Foundation Training - the absolute best exercise for back pain relief

I’ve dealt with lower back pain on and off for several years, but it was never painful enough for me to seek a long term solution. In March of 2016, I discovered kettlebells and started training heavily with them. As I have a tendency to do, I trained too hard too soon and severely injured my back. This was the point where I started getting serious about a long term back pain remedy. I discovered Foundation Training three years earlier after a previous and less severe back injury, but I was never consistent with it. After the most recent injury I picked up Foundation Training again to see if I could finally achieve long term back pain relief by integrating the training into my daily exercise regimen. In summary, it worked.

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Simply Fit Board Review – Functional or Fad?

Simply Fit Board Review by Fitness Test Lab

The Simply Fit Board is one of the hottest selling fitness products available at the time I write this. Everyone wants one of these things, and it seems like every store is getting in on the act. I knew it was a hot commodity when I even saw them for sale in Home Depot! My wife was intrigued by it, so we bought one for her to use. She graciously let me borrow it for a lab test, so let’s find out if it lives up to the hype, shall we? Read More…

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DIY Wobble Board for Faster Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

wobble board with tape finish

Build Your Balance with a Balance Board You Build

I had the misfortune of rolling my ankle at the end of July 2016, so all experiments involving physical activity came to an abrupt halt for a time. I wish I could say I rolled it doing something cool, but I can’t. I was stepping off the edge of my garage (a height of about 1.5 inches) while carrying a large cumbersome box and my foot somehow landed wrong. Danger lurks everywhere! After an initial period of following the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation), I spent the next two days alternating between application of ice and heat to help keep the swelling to a minimum. After that, the focus was on getting back on my feet as quickly as possible, both literally and figuratively. My research led me to a quirky tool called a wobble board, read on to learn how to build your own and how I used mine to help rehabilitate my sprained ankle.

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