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“Pain is Gain” and Other Fitness Myths to Ignore

“Pain is Gain” and Other Fitness Myths to Ignore

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Are You Receiving Bad Fitness Advice?

People who workout are subject to all kinds of fitness myths and exercise advice. While some of it is helpful, much of it is not. Good or bad, your friends are probably well-intentioned in what advice and tips they offer, but knowing how to sort fact from fiction is important for any athlete — beginner or elite. Getting fit is different for everyone and depends on their situation, their body, and many other factors. Make sure you follow fact-based rules that fit with your situation as you exercise more. Here are some fitness myths ripe for bursting:

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Best Exercises for a Strong Spine

Best Exercises for a Strong Spine

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What’s the Best Way to Get a Strong Spine?

If you are a person who suffers from chronic lower back pain or have recently suffered trauma to your spinal cord or back because of an accident, you will need to do some stretching and therapy to get back to the way you were, pre-trauma. Even sitting at at desk all day or being more sedentary can have a negative effect on your spine and back. Knowing the right way to care for, exercise, and stretch this area will help you to feel better and have more mobility.

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Recovery Tips for Sore Legs

Recovery Tips for Sore Legs

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How to Avoid Sore Legs

It’s no secret that running is one of the best exercises. It’s cheap and easy to get started, and it is a great way to get your heart pumping, muscles engaged, and burn calories. There’s no feeling quite like lacing up your sneakers and hitting the trail, or finishing that 5k you’ve been prepping for. That is, until you wake up the next day after an intense run and can barely move. Unfortunately, muscle soreness and running tend to go hand in hand. Instead of suffering through the pain for the next couple of days, take a look at these runner’s secrets to help combat sore legs after a big run.

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