Strengthening Your Stride: Why are My Calf Muscles Sore?

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Strengthening Your Stride: Why are My Calf Muscles Sore?

"Why are my calf muscles sore?" It's not an uncommon question - in fact, if you're an active individual, or you're just getting started in your attempts to improve your regular activity levels, you might be asking yourself where those aches and pains are coming from more often than ever. Your calf muscles are located in the back part of your lower leg, and you use them for more activities than you might be aware of, including running, walking, climbing the stairs, and even jumping. Unfortunately, these muscles are vulnerable to soreness as a result of many different activities -...

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Ways to Rehydrate Fast: 5 Tips That Actually Work

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Ways to Rehydrate Fast: 5 Tips That Actually Work

Feeling Thirsty? We got you! We all know staying hydrated is essential. Some ailments that may seem minute may actually be due to lack of proper hydration. Signs of dehydration include headaches, dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, and even no tears when crying. Don't wait until these signs show up. Here are some tips and tricks to help you rehydrate properly.  Easy Ways to Rehydrate Drink water Consuming H2O is vital as water makes up 60% of our bodies. It's a critical nutrient that helps regulate internal body temperature and acts as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord. To...

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5 Ways to Promote Muscle Restoration

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5 Ways to Promote Muscle Restoration

Source It’s commonly believed that the key to reaching your fitness goals is training as hard as possible; but while giving your all is important, it’s only half of the equation for workout success. Recovery or muscle restoration is the other (less-acknowledged) element in achieving ultimate performance. Importance of Muscle Restoration Increasing Strength To improve in any sport or area of fitness, you inherently need to expose your body to stress. Training activities such as weightlifting, sprinting, and HIIT, all produce microscopic tears in your muscle tissues. When you allow your muscles to rest, cells called fibroblasts work to repair...

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New Year, New You! Find Out How This One Product Will Change Your Life.

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New Year, New You! Find Out How This One Product Will Change Your Life.

New Year resolutions all have one thing in common - everyone wants to be better in some way, whether that’s health, finances, family, or all of the above. Only one of those will truly have an impact that will affect the others, and that’s health. This is where that one amazing product that will change your life comes in: ActiveGear has just released a new fitness mat that comes in two sizes.  The smaller of the two, the 6’x4’ foot (72”x48”) mat, is great for some extra padding under your favorite yoga mat or for a P90X video. The larger...

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Things You Should Know Before Starting an Exercise Program

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Things You Should Know Before Starting an Exercise Program

Are you thinking of incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine? If you are one of those people with moderate or extreme obesity problems, this is definitely a smart move. You may opt to join a medically supervised weight loss program to get your health issues under control and take advantage of the various benefits, in order for you to get in shape. See a Medical Professional before Starting an Exercise Program Why is it important not to begin any exercise program without consulting your doctor? It's to ensure there are no underlying health conditions that you may have, that...

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The Best Lower Body Exercises for Knee Pain (and the Worst)

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The Best Lower Body Exercises for Knee Pain (and the Worst)

Of the many reasons why people choose to skip lower body exercises (or leg day) at the gym, knee pain has to be the most common. Even after investing in knee pain compression sleeves to help reduce some of the discomfort, people assume it makes sense to avoid anything that might strain their knees, because they don't want to deal with the pain. While it's true that you probably won't get an effective workout if your joints are hurting so much that you can't perform a proper repetition, the answer may be looking for lower body exercises for knee pain...

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Compression Sleeves: Frequently Asked Questions

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Compression Sleeves: Frequently Asked Questions

Any innovative product is bound to lead to questions from interested consumers and even other brands. When it comes to compression sleeves, frequently asked questions range all the way from who can get the most out of top of the range compression clothing, to how often sleeves should be worn to allow for the best results. Following, we'll addressed some of the compression sleeves frequently asked questions that we've addressed in the past as a manufacturer of top quality sports performance clothing and compression wear. Question: Who Benefits from Compression Sleeves? Perhaps the most common question to be asked regarding...

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Compression Sleeves and Muscle Recovery - Supporting Your Body

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Compression Sleeves and Muscle Recovery - Supporting Your Body

Whether you've engaged in a hardcore weightlifting session, picked up your running shoes and headed out to the track, or simply spent a couple of hours at the gym - you probably know that sore muscles can be a common complaint for those with an active lifestyle. Importantly, it's worth noting that this soreness doesn't necessarily indicate that you're unfit or out of shape. In fact, some of the most seasoned athletes suffer from periods of muscle soreness and even injuries after workouts. If you're working out for the first time in years, you're bound to experience some sore muscles...

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Why Do My Muscles Hurt After Working Out?

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Why Do My Muscles Hurt After Working Out?

Have you ever felt sore or achy after starting a new workout regimen, or pushing yourself a little farther than normal during your regular exercise routine? Don't resign yourself to a life of sitting on the sofa just yet - you're not the only one asking "Why do my muscles hurt after working out?" As great as regular exercise is for your body and mind, it's common to feel some discomfort and muscle pain a day or two after your routine is over. Don't worry though - this form of pain doesn't last long, and in fact, it can be...

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The 4 Best Exercises for Increasing Stamina

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The 4 Best Exercises for Increasing Stamina

When we talk about "stamina" in regards to fitness and exercise, we're often referring to the mental and physical strength within your body that keeps you moving towards your goal, and ensures you're more likely to complete a task without getting that tired, heavy feeling in your legs. While physical stamina is the kind that builds your muscular strength, helping to support you like a set of calf compression sleeves as you push yourself towards your latest fitness ambitions, mental stamina helps to build your internal focus and positivity. Fortunately, both of these crucial features can be built through regular...

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