Exercising with Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Exercises to Help Your Body Recover

Back injuries affect most of us at some stage of our lives. Back pain can range from slightly painful to debilitating.

It can be short-lived or it can be something you have put up with for years, every injury is different.

Whether you are a fitness fanatic who’s panicking about losing hard-earned muscle or someone who wants to tone up but feels they can’t because of risking further injury, there are exercises you can do with a bad back, painlessly and without danger of further injury.

In fact, the right exercise can actually help to rehabilitate even a chronic back problem.

Often back injuries are caused by lifting heavy things using your back muscles where you should be using core muscles. Building a strong core can help you to take the pressure off of your back.

There are some basic common sense measures to keep in mind when exercising with lower back pain, so let’s start with those:

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Best Gift Ideas for Runners

Best Gift Ideas for Runners, Joggers & Sprinters

Most runners consider running or jogging, as a lifestyle. Many consider it as a hobby and some a sport. But the one thing all runners have in common is dedication.

Come rain, wind or sun they will be out running, sprinting or jogging. 

Whether they sprint on track, jog around the city or run on trail, they all get a buzz from running.

But, what gift do you buy for a runner? ​​​​

They can be difficult to buy for and may prefer gifts or gadgets related to running.

That is why we have decided to list the best gift ideas for runners. From essential gifts for runners to novelty gifts for runners, we've listed the top ones here.

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Best Kettlebells For Home

A Guide to the Best Kettlebells for Home

Kettlebells are perfect for overall body strength and conditioning, they will help you tone and build muscle, if used correctly.

They are known to blast away body fat and even strengthen ligaments which lead to tougher joints and making yourself less prone to injuries.

Kettlebells can be incorporated into a lot of fitness regimes and will make a huge difference to your body. They range in different sizes so there will be one ideal for all.

Not only can you get different weight sizes, but you can also get kettlebells made from different materials. From soft outer shell to heavy cast-iron kettlebells. 

Here we list the best kettlebells for home use, from the best adjustable kettlebells to the ideal kettlebell set.

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Equipment for home gym

14 Essential Pieces Of Equipment For The Perfect Home Gym

There are many upsides and advantages to having a home gym, even if you've not got a room that's a dedicated gym, being able to pull out some equipment and get a good workout in is hugely beneficial.

If you find that you haven't got time to visit a gym, or the membership fees are too expensive at your local gym, a home gym is the perfect way to get your workout in, keep in great shape and keep your workout routine in tact.

Here are our recommendations for 14 essential pieces of equipment for the perfect home gym. Let's get stuck in.

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Morning Workout Before Work

13 Tricks For Working Out Before Work

We all know the story, we see an inspirational new training program or fitness tips article and we promise ourselves that we are going to work out every morning before work.

The first morning starts out really well; you jump up, drink your coffee, and launch into your routine. Then you forget your routine (or try to do way too much), get bored and start to panic about how late it’s getting. So you cut the workout short, get to work late, and feel bad all day because your boss hates you now and you didn’t even get a proper workout in.

The second morning you oversleep, but it’s okay because you will catch up tomorrow.

A week later you have given up entirely or been called in to a disciplinary hearing at the office for tardiness.

Okay so maybe you are not that bad, maybe you just want to get more out of your pre-work workout.

Here are 13 fail safe ways to maximise your morning workout time.

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Weightlifting & Fitness Myths

The Top Fitness Myths Debunked

Fitness isn’t rocket science but it can get confusing with so many different opinions and facts around.

With so many fitness myths around, it can be difficult to understand the facts versus the made-up. Fitness fanatics can get so caught up in fitness myths that might not even be true.

Anyone can pick up a pair of dumbbells and do a random workout that will bring great results, for a while – thanks to newbie gains (yeah, they are not a myth).

Failure is not immediately obvious (not the case with surgery), and any solid research is very hard to do. This is the environment in which myths sprout.

How can you separate reality from fiction and bro-science from proven concepts?

That’s where we come in, debunking the most common and enduring fitness myths out there and providing you with the truth about fitness, exercise and muscle growth.

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