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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 […]

Reducing Stress During Anxious Times


There’s a reason that stress has been commonly referred to as the “silent killer” within the medical community. Study after study has shown that stress takes an enormous toll on the human body, increasing the risk of serious conditions including depression, chronic headaches, heart disease, insomnia, diabetes, fertility problems and high blood pressure just to […]

Help Increase Your Immunity with Easy Isometric Exercises


In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, we are all concerned about taking steps to increase our chances of avoiding illness and staying healthy. No magic bullet exists, of course, and it’s important to point out that the best way to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus is to limit contact […]

It May be the End of the Gym as You Know It… but You can Still Feel Fine


The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in a million big and small ways, and it doesn’t look like things will get back to normal anytime soon. We are all being called upon to do our part to “flatten the curve” and reduce the spread of the virus through social distancing. While this is undeniably […]