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Get Ready for Fall with Our Activ5 Sale


Normally, the end of summer signals a fresh start. Kids head back to school, families return from vacation, fall sports kick off and we prepare to head into the home stretch of the year with renewed vigor and focus. Well, it’s safe to say that things are more than a bit different this year. Kids […]

Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Overall Health


When talking about healthy lifestyle changes, people are often quick to assume that it’s about making drastic shifts in your routine and disrupting your entire life. As a result, many refuse to make an effort to become healthier in fear that they won’t be able to commit. But working towards a healthy lifestyle can be […]

The Benefits of Isometric Exercise


Isometric exercises like the kind enabled by Activ5 provide a number of benefits for everyone, from elite athletes to fitness newbies alike. Key benefits of isometrics include: Measuring and Tracking Strength Activ5 measures the strength of individual muscles with a precision that goes far beyond the “one-rep max” or incremental progress of weight training or […]

Understanding the Science of Isometrics


Activ5 utilizes isometrics to act as a highly effective and versatile addition to any strength-training or exercise regimen. To really understand how Activ5 works, it’s helpful to review the foundational science behind muscle activity. Three Types of Muscle Contractions The human body is capable of three essential types of muscle contractions – concentric, eccentric and […]

How Can Parents Keep Kids Engaged and Beat the Summertime Blues?


Parents everywhere await the end of the school year with a mixture of anticipation and dread. On the one hand, your kids are finally free from the stresses and pressures of homework, finals and term papers, while you get a bit of a break from managing and monitoring all the academic, extracurricular and athletic engagements […]

How to Work Out Effectively During Your Lunch Break


Staying fit and healthy is of the utmost importance. Not only does it improve your mood and strengthen your muscles, but it’s a well-known fact that physical activity boosts your immune system. However, not everyone has the luxury of time for a lengthy gym session. Even a work-from-home setup can be extremely demanding. This is […]

Take Your Training Off the Bike: Why Isometrics Might Be The Secret Ingredient to Your Cycling Success


If you’ve landed on this article, chances are you frequent the cycle studio or spend a lot of your free time on a bike. Or, maybe this article caught your eye because you’re interested in picking up mountain biking or some other form of cycling as a hobby. In any case, we think it’s safe […]

Lupus Awareness Month: Top Exercises for People Living With Lupus


May is Lupus Awareness Month and as our tribute to this, we wanted to shed some light on ways people living with this auto-immune disease can get exercise and remain physically fit. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 5 million people have a form of lupus, 90% of which are women. There […]

Isometric Exercises for Runners: Build Foundational Running Strength


If you thought that only dynamic exercises are good for strength and endurance, we must tell you that you are mistaken. If you are a runner looking to improve your strength, you need to look to isometric exercises to help you improve your running while coincidingly improving your strength. Isometric exercises are a type of […]

Top 3 Techniques for Effective Off-Season Football Training


The NFL Draft is just a few days away and although NFL season doesn’t actually start until September, players across the nation are still hard at work preparing for the first kick-off of the year. Building an effective off-season training program is extremely important when it comes to injury prevention, building strength and ultimately having […]