Is resistance training part of your routine? If not, it should be. The American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both recommend that healthy adults strength train twice a week.
Some people might be wondering how to do this, with gyms closing again in some states and barbells and dumbbells in short supply from retailers. Here’s a potential solution: fitness bands.
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Although being in quarantine undoubtedly has its downsides, for many, it presented an opportunity to establish a new fitness routine. Now the tough part: continuing such routines as we try to find normal footing in a post-quarantine era — although that era is looking more distant as cases continue to rise in some areas of the country.
Before we move on to tips for maintaining these new fitness levels, it helps to understand one of the reasons some people have been able to adopt healthier habits during quarantine.
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As gyms have reopened, many exercise enthusiasts have been leery — including personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Employees of two national chains, Solidcore and Equinox, have alleged via news articles or social media campaigns that they have raised safety issues with their employers that have been ignored. In a few cases, instructors say they were fired after expressing concerns.
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Squats also make you more stable. “The more strong you are in your core, your hips [and] your quads, the more stable you’re going to be walking around on your feet,” says , an Atlanta-based nurse practitioner and certified personal trainer.
Like a traditional massage, the gun aims to reduce inflammation by flushing extracellular fluids such as lymph fluid and venous blood out of the muscle tissue and into the circulatory system. It can help relax tight muscles, break up scar tissue and adhesions, and minimize muscle soreness and tension. A small published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research found percussive therapy to be as effective as massage in preventing DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).