How strong are your hamstrings? If you’re a female, they may not be strong enough to avoid injury. Read on and find out why you need to target your hamstrings more and why squats and lunges aren’t enough.
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Too often we train the big muscles we can see without targeting the muscles underneath that support these muscles and protect you against injury. That’s why exercises that target your stabilizers should be part of your routine.
Interval training is good for fat loss and for the health of your heart, to name a few benefits. Now a new study shows that interval training, even resistance interval training, is healthy for your blood vessels. Find out more.
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