11 Proven Tips For Quick Muscle Recovery

Stephanie James

You wake up in the morning and as you rise, you feel your body aching all over. It is your first week in the gym and you are experiencing all the signs of fatigue and overexertion. Rest and recovery are an essential part of any workout routine. Your after-exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and … Read More

Muscle Scraping: Can It Improve Muscle Performance?

David J. Sautter

In the constant quest for better muscle performance, athletes and gym goers are now turning towards a technique called muscle scraping. A direct manipulation of muscle tissue to improve blood flow and alleviate adhesions or knots, muscle scraping has been used for thousands of years, but only now is science revealing its potential benefits. Let’s take a look at what … Read More

The Role of Heat in Muscle Recovery

Alissa Taylor

Is heat the key to improved athletic performance? Heat therapy can help to deliver blood flow and improve healing time post workout.

5 tips to setup your ideal recovery space

Alissa Taylor

Jay Sidekick app stretching

Our best tips for setting up an ideal recovery space from home. This is a realistic guide of how to make a dedicated space possible for anyone regardless of available square footage.

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Alissa Taylor

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Have you experienced an impact on your athletic performance due to stress? In the last year, if you have found it more challenging to retain the same motivation that you had prior to quarantine, you’re not alone. 67% of individuals who are sheltering in place are experiencing a considerable increase in stress and 47% of individuals have reported experiencing worsened … Read More

Top 10 Books for Training and Motivation

Bea Potter

There is a subject that always finds its way into discussion, and that is weight loss and diet. However, this concern is bigger than only aesthetic problems, but is also a beyond health and longevity issue. Without knowledge of the subject, many people start to listen to very restrictive diet plans that promise true miracles, but this needs to be … Read More

Hip mobility and strength for increased athletic performance

Patrick Dale

The hip is a very mobile joint. With its ball-and-socket structure, it has a large range of motion. Unfortunately, like it’s structural relative the shoulder joint, all this mobility means that the hip joint can also be unstable and is prone to injury and dysfunction. Surrounded by some of the largest muscles in the human body, the hip is very … Read More

Strong Glutes & Why You Need Them

Krista Bugden

Gwen Jorgensen

Through human evolution, the buttocks served as a key component for mankind to finally raise his hands off the ground and stand erect on two feet. The glutes served as a counterbalance to the chest. This gave our ancestors the ability to stand tall and climb their way to the top of the food chain. At about 330 B.C., Aristotle … Read More

Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick Dale

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … Read More