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Which Deadlift is Best for You?

So you want to tackle the deadlift…the King of Lifts? The deadlift is a total-body pulling exercise that builds serious strength and muscle mass. But you must pay your taxes to the King! If you are new to training deadlifts or are returning after an injury, learning to handle the

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How to Deadlift After Back Pain or Injury

Are you an experienced weightlifter? Have you ever suffered a back injury? Admit it –  this is the face you make when it’s time to get back in the gym for that first deadlifting workout:  The ability to touch your toes is essential for deadlifting…and is not just for flexible

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How To Choose Compression Socks or Sleeves for Shin Splints

Many runners find compression socks or calf sleeves helpful to relieve shin splints pain. Both types of compression can work, but which one should you try first? Here are our recommendations: Try compression socks first if:  You have swelling below the ankle bones You have tendon pain around the ankle

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How to Stretch and Ice Shin Splints: DIY Ice Ball Tutorial

Stretching and ice can be very helpful in reducing the pain and irritation that runners experience with shin splints. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to reach the right muscles. With inner shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) the involved muscles sit behind the shin bone, and are covered by the

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Shin Splints Treatment If You Need To Keep Running

Shin splints are a common problem for runners who ramp up their mileage too quickly. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, muscle and bone stress on the inner side of the shins causes irritation. Anyone who’s had them knows they can be very painful! People who run and jump

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The One Word to Remember When You Pull a Muscle

A pull or strain occurs when a muscle is overloaded or overstretched, creating tears in some of the muscle’s fibers. The pain associated with this injury is usually straightforward: a sharp pulling sensation followed by an immediate recoil to protect the injured area. Strains often occur in long muscles, which

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