Sports Massage: How to Choose a Therapist

If you are like me, sometimes things go awry with your body. And while, there are some great resources out there to help you work out those kinks (like The Ready State), but what if those irritating issues hang around and don’t resolve themselves? Where should you turn for professional advice and assistance? To help …

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Orthostatic Heart Rate: A Simple Training Tool

This difference between your heart rate when you are seated (or lying)  and your standing heart rate is called you orthostatic heart rate. Have you ever stood up too quickly from a seated position and felt dizzy or lightheaded?  The reason is because your blood pressure drops due to gravity – your blood is pooling in …

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Active Recovery for Rest Day Workouts

If you are a runner, a cyclist, or a regular at a CrossFit gym, you have probably heard the term “Active Recovery.”  The phrase itself seems a bit oxymoronic, but the concept has some basis in science. Active recovery is the use of low-intensity exercise to resupply nutrients to muscles and to speed up the …

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Best Muscle Building Supplements for Men Over 40 [2021 Review]

Man over the age of 40, taking muscle building supplements

While building muscle for men over 40 may seem difficult, with a perfect workout plan and proper diet, it is perfectly possible. However, you can also benefit from taking the best muscle building supplements for men over 40 to improve the chances of achieving your fitness goals. Some supplements are very effective in promoting muscle …

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How to Get Pre Workout Out of Your System

Woman trying to get her pre workout supplements out of her system by drinking water

Pre-workout supplements make you feel energized and motivated to do some workouts. However, they also affect your natural circadian rhythm. This affects your sleeping pattern and lifestyle. You should know how to get pre-workout out of your system for the short and long term. How to Get Pre Workout Out of Your System  You have …

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Best Supplement Stack to Get Ripped [2021 Review]

Man sitting down pouring his supplement stack to get ripped

If you’ve been working out long enough, you might have heard about “supplements stacking” and it’s something that you might want to do if you want to go further in toning your body and physique. If you decide to go this way, you need to make sure you’re using the best supplement stack to get …

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Best Supplements to Get Ripped [2021 Review]

Man lifting weights to get ripped

A lot of people want to have that fit body and six-pack look. However, getting to that shape can be challenging. If you’re struggling to get your ideal body then you might consider taking in some of the best supplements to get ripped.  Our Top Supplements to Get Ripped Reviews There are a number of …

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DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

When I started CrossFit, I experienced the joy of something called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). And it wasn’t the run-of-the-mill type of DOMS, but rather this is the “I can’t walk up the stairs” or “I can’t straighten my arms” kind of sore. For me it was a workout that involved 150 barbell back …

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The Scientific Process

At its essence, science is rooted in human curiosity:  asking questions, challenging assumptions, and discovering truth in spite of our preconceived ideas.  In the words of the acclaimed author and scientist Carl Sagan: “Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions. It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses …

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