Ice Baths: The Do’s and Don’ts

If you’ve ever complained about a swimming pool that was too cold, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate… As part of their training routine, athletes around the world have been incorporating ice baths into their regiment in order to quicken the healing process. It’s believed that “the exposure to cold helps to combat the microtrauma (small tears) in muscle fibers and resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise”. However, this doesn’t give anyone the green light to jump into a frozen lake… For more information on how to safely take an ice bath, as well as other do’s and don’ts, click here.

 

Ice Baths

Exercises to Get Rid of Wrist Pain

After doing a downward dog, a plank, a push-up, or even typing away all day, you may have noticed that your wrists get a little tender. Wrists are joints we tend to neglect, so it’s no wonder we feel pain when we use them heavily. Check out these pre-workout warm-up exercises for your wrists as well as stretches for after your gym session. This will mobilize your wrists and help to get rid of wrist pain. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

Exercises to Strengthen Your Knees

Our knees take a lot of abuse in our day to day. Anything from a morning jog, to crouching in a kitchen pantry can aggravate pre-existing pain.  If you’re dealing with sensitive knees, you are one of the 26% of American adults who suffer from knee discomfort. Luckily, however, there are steps you can take every day to prevent achy knees and soothe them when they’re acting up. For 6 exercises to strengthen your knees, click here.

Strengthen Your Knees

3 Stretches to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you starting to feel pain, tingling or weakness in your hands and wrists? Then you might be one of thousands of people that suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel is a condition that is usually caused by repetitive hand motion over a long period of time. For stretches that will help prevent or slow down the progression of this condition, click here. And as always, consult your doctor for options that are best suited for you.

 

Carpal Tunnel Stretches

Canada Day and 4th of July Sale!

Show off your national pride! For great savings on all our products, click on the banners below. But be quick! The sale runs from June 24th to July 6th while quantities last.

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The Benefits of Flexibility Training

If you’ve ever walked into a gym, you would have noticed that most patrons are focused primarily on strength and/or cardio exercises. Flexibility is often an afterthought, but it may be one of the best methods to prevent sports related injuries. If you wanted to know the benefits of flexibility training, and discover what the difference is between: dynamic stretching, static active stretching and static passive stretching, then click here.

 

Benefits of Flexibility Training

6 Neck Stretches That Will Make You Feel Like A Million Bucks

If you’re sitting at a desk all day and looking at a computer screen, then your neck is taking quite the beating. It is very difficult to keep proper alignment throughout the day so it is important to stretch and relax your neck muscles whenever you can. Here are 6 neck stretches that you can do at the office or at home. Click here to see more.

 

6 Neck Stretches

Thumper Spring Sale!

 

Spring is in the air! For great savings on all our products, click on the banners below! But be quick! The sale runs from March 23rd to April 1st while quantities last.

 

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The Science of Depression

“Oh you’ll get over it…”

“I get depressed too sometimes…”

“Why can’t you just be happy?”

“There are others who are worse off than you… You’re lucky…”

These are just some of the things that people suffering from depression hear all the time. But what is depression and what causes it? Watch the video below to know ‘why you can’t just get over it’.

Ready for this Month’s Challenge? 30-Day Plank Challenge

Are you ready for this month’s workout challenge? Start the new year with the 30-day plank challenge. Our goal is to feel the burn…everywhere! Click here for your mission. Good luck!