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Static Stretching: 3 Reasons Why You Need It After Your Workout

Stretching before a workout comes intuitively to nearly all athletes – but you may want to incorporate static stretching afterward, too.   Many fitness experts and personal trainers have agreed on what type of stretching is best, and when. The consensus is that dynamic stretching, or continuous movement, is best before a workout. Static stretching, or stretches with no movement, …

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5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation This Summer

Vacation doesn’t have to mean skipping out on your workouts. With a plan in mind, you can get a taste of the local cuisine, rest, explore, relax, and still have a healthy vacation.   Of course, foreign flavor is part of the vacation experience. But there’s a smart way to splurge, so here are some tips for a healthy vacation: …

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American Ninja Warrior Modern Tarzan Advances to National Finals

Nicholas Coolridge added on to his pile of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior accolades by completing the Los Angeles City Finals. Formally known as Modern Tarzan, the Wedge Effect athlete was one of nine ninjas to finish the course this week.   While 34 skilled athletes competed, Coolridge finished in second place with an impressive time of 6:10.92. Using his acrobatic skills, …

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Toning Yoga Workout

Yoga is a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. There are more than 100 different forms of yoga. Some are fast-paced and intense. Others are gentle and relaxing. In this toning yoga workout, we are focusing on burning a few calories and toning the body. Click the yoga pose to see our Wedge Effect …

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Stretch Wedge Yoga Warm Up

Yoga is an ideal way to warm up the body before your workout. The idea of warmups is that pre-exercise stretching reduces injuries because it maximizes blood flow to the muscles and makes the tendons more flexible. This Stretch Wedge Yoga warm up will get you ready for your workout! Stretch Wedge Yoga Workout: Active Stretch (10-sec hold)  Rising Sun Forward …