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5 BEST Beginners Pulling Exercises to Start

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In a resistance training routine, it is important to balance both pushing and pulling exercises as they involve different muscle groups and are important to maintaining posture. The muscles that are mostly used for pulling exercises are called the “posterior chain”. This group of muscles are mostly comprised of tendons and ligaments along the back or posterior of the body, such as the back, neck, hips, and legs. More and more people are spending more time seated during the day, which thereby inhibits the use of the posterior chain muscles. If this group of muscles becomes neglected, it can negatively...

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What is an isometric exercise?

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An isometric exercise is also known as static strength training. During isometric exercises, the muscle doesn't change length and the affected joint doesn't move. You may already be doing isometric exercises but don't know what they are. They can include yoga poses such as chair and tree poses and the side bridge. These require you to hold the position, that's why they are also known as static strength training. This type of exercise has its own benefits. They are ideal for those with small workout space, limited exercise equipment, existing knee discomfort, or anyone needing a change in their regular...

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5 Exercises Your Tight Hips Really Want

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Guest post by Artem. People attribute a lot of pain to their tight hips. Even though that’s true (tight hips rotate the pelvis into anterior tilt - which leads to back pain), hips get tight for a reason. In fact, a common reason is that your body is trying to stabilize your spine, and “tightness” is a way it achieves the goal. Given that, it’s entirely possible to release tight hips without actually doing any hip flexor stretches. And today I show exactly how you can release your hips with these 5 exercises. Exercise 1: Big Toe Sit Active Stretch...

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How to Choose the Right Warming-up Activities

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A warm-up can be described as a session involving light exercises, usually before an intense physical exercise. In order words, it is the act of exercising or stretching in preparation for strenuous activity. Warm-ups are important for a number of reasons. First, they help the body supply more oxygen to the muscle groups involved during the exercise. The muscles and joints are prepared for intense physical activity. Second, they help in reducing the chance of sustaining muscle and tendon injuries through an increase in body temperature. Third, warm-ups will also help prepare the cardiovascular system for physical activities. It allows...

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5 Best Full-Body Bosu Ball Exercises

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If you happen to have a bosu ball laying around, here are 5 exercises you can do using the bosu ball and start putting that bosu ball back in use. These 5 exercises target your entire body and you can easily incorporate these moves into your current workout. If you don’t have a bosu ball, then you may be wondering if you should get one. A bosu ball is a great addition to any home gym. If you’re able to put this equipment into use and if you like the exercises that are involved then you should get one since...

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