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Iron Neck Review

The Iron Neck Review – an unconventional tool for unconventional neck strength training. Full review and unboxing!

Inertia Wave Review - Title Picture

Inertia Wave Review – Effective and Portable Alternative to Battle Ropes

The Inertia Wave is a great tool for building strength and toning muscle in all the areas most people care about – the arms, legs, abs, back, and butt, and is a great way to counteract the detrimental effects of sitting for long periods of time.

Fitness Challenge - 10 Pounds for 10 Minutes

Fitness Challenge: 10 pounds for 10 minutes

A new decade is upon us, rich with possibilities. For many, a new year also means New Year’s resolutions, especially related to health and fitness.

Everyone starts the new year with good intentions and a strong desire to make lasting change, but intentions are only half the struggle.

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Stamina X Hyper Bench Review - Featured Pic

Stamina X Hyper Bench Review

Full review of the foldable Stamina X Hyper Bench

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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Build Your Own Balance Board

DIY Wobble Board for Faster Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation


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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