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Health Benefits of Running

Running is one of the best things you can do for yourself. In matter of fact, there are many benefits of running. Below are some of the benefits, as well as other useful information. Improves Your Health One of the best things about running is that it can improve your overall health, and this is […]

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How to Get Rid of Double Chin Formation or Appearance?

Well a double chin can be a really embarrassing sign or symptom of weight gain or obesity. Unlike fat on the belly or the thighs, double chin fat cannot be easily hidden, no matter how many methods you try.  Whether you wear a high neck t-shirt or wrap around a scarf, your double chin may […]

health benefits of drinking wine

Top 6 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

If you are someone who likes to have an occasional glass of wine and enjoy your favorite wine with your friends and family then you would be happy to know that moderate amounts of wine can actually be beneficial for your health. Having a moderate volume of wine is good for the health in many […]

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Top 7 Hula Hoop Exercises that you can Try

Did you know that celebrities like Beyoncé use Hula Hoop to work outevery day? A Hula Hoop may seem like more of an amusement and a challenge than a proper workout method but actually offers a gamut of physical benefits. Besides rolling it around your waist, hoping it to complete a few circles, a Hula […]

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Top 6 Spices that can Help you Lose Weight

There is no doubt about the fact that what we eat and in how much quantity we eat it affects our weight. While some foods are known to cause weight gain, others are known for their weight-loss benefits. Yes, there are many foods that you can incorporate in your diet in order to promote weight […]

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How Your Muscles Rebuild

While America does have a rampant obesity problem, increasingly Americans are taking it upon themselves to exercise and get healthy. Part of staying healthy and in shape is building your muscles. Weight training makes you stronger, improves overall health and wellness, and could also improve your quality of life and life expectancy. However, part of […]

Lifting straps are an important part of your workout if you are engaged in lifting weights, barbells, lifting platforms and bumpers plates. It may not be compulsory to wear these straps or belts when lifting but they can definitely offer benefits which make them highly useful. Not only do they provide grip enforcement but also makes a lifter capable of lifting 5% more weight. But besides these benefits, there are some negatives too which are associated with lifting straps. You must assess both the pros and cons of these straps before deciding to use them or not. The following is a list of the pros and cons of lifting straps which can help you take an informed decision: The various Pros of lifting straps: • Stabilization-one of the positives which is associated with lifting straps is that they help to attain a stable motion and not lose balance when lifting weights. They help to increase the intra-abdominal pressure which makes the abdominal cavity support the spine internally. This in turn helps to stabilize the core and reduce the stress it receives. • Reduces the stress on the spine-another major benefit of lifting straps is that they help to reduce the stress on the spine. By wearing the belt, the core muscles and the lower back tend to push the spine and this makes the body respond by creating a more rigid core, thus releasing stress from the spine. • Strengthens grip-another positive associated with lifting straps is that they help to strengthen the grip and make it possible to lift straps. This helps you to reach the maximum workout for the day. These straps are made in such a way that they help to ease the burden of the muscles of the forearm as well as the hands. They thus help to promote the development of the targeted muscles. The various Cons of lifting straps: • Injuries-by wearing lifting straps, you can either get injured or get an injury aggravated. If you suffer from any kind of back problems or injuries, then you must know that these injuries can be aggravated by wearing the belt. Just because you are wearing a belt and feeling less pressure on the spine does not mean that the belt is not affecting you. Infact, in some cases, if proper care is not taken, the belt can also cause back problems or other injuries. • Weakens the lower back-another negative point associated with lifting straps is that it tends to weaken the lower back. Since it acts as a support or crutch to the development of the core, it can have a negative effect on your back since it acts as a crutch for it too. If you have a habit of wearing a lifting strap or belt lowweight and high rep workouts, then this can further weaken the back. What happens is that when the belt takes the stress or pressure off the back, it weakens the development of the back.

The Various Pros and Cons of Using Lifting Straps

Lifting straps are an important part of your workout if you are engaged in lifting weights, barbells, lifting platforms and bumpers plates.  It may not be compulsory to wear these straps or belts when lifting but they can definitely offer benefits which make them highly useful. Not only do they provide grip enforcement but also […]

causes, symptoms and treatment options for alcoholism

Alcoholism: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

For most of us, alcohol is relatively harmless: it’s legal, it’s socially accepted and, when consumed safely and in moderation, it doesn’t present many long-term risks or complications. However, for some people, a seemingly innocent drink is like a loaded gun. Indeed, to an alcoholic, drinking can result in life-threatening complications and an overall decline […]