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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 […]

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5 Essential Isometric Exercises For Getting Faster and Stronger


When it comes to building strength and speed, isometrics might not be the first thing that comes to mind, however, continued research has shown that incorporating low-impact, high-intensity isometric workouts into your training program can actually have a dramatic impact on improving performance as an athlete.  So what’s the hype all about with isometric training?  […]

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Benefits of Isometric Training for Women


Although isometric exercise can be beneficial for everyone, there are some perks of this training method that can be particularly beneficial to women. Isometrics are great for improving strength and stability, which are essential in group exercise classes, like yoga, pilates and barre. On top of that, they can have a positive impact on the […]

How to Build Endurance with Isometrics


A common misconception is that to increase your endurance, you should be doing all-cardio-all-the-time. But in reality, you don’t need to run like you’re training for a marathon to boost your stamina. Isometric holds build muscular endurance and give you your daily dose of cardio, no running required.

Why Isometric Exercise Is the Best Weight Training for Beginners


Isometric weight training is the perfect way for beginners to get over that hurdle and start getting those gains safely and effectively, without the big equipment or heavy weights. Because it relies on resistance, isometrics is a low-impact yet extremely powerful form of strength-building. With that said, let’s get into the top reasons you should be incorporating isometrics into your beginner strength training routine.

Isometric Exercises for Basketball Players


Isometric training exercises are perfect for athletes who want to take their ball game to the next level. Not only do they strengthen all the essential muscles used while playing, they also help to rehabilitate an injury, reduce muscle soreness, and increase resistance – an essential skill in those sports where you may be pushed by your opponents. So, if you’re looking to become a force to reckon with out on the court, try these isometric exercises for basketball players.

A Beginner’s Guide to Isometric Training


A common misconception is that to increase your endurance, you should be doing all-cardio-all-the-time. But in reality, you don’t need to run like you’re training for a marathon to boost your stamina. Isometric holds build muscular endurance and give you your daily dose of cardio, no running required.