Making New Year’s resolutions can be traced back nearly 4,400 years to ancient Babylon. At the beginning of each new year, the Babylonians would make promises to their gods. Not much has changed today, other than now we make promises to ourselves. These resolutions all have one commonality: they are made with positive intent. So, when it comes to making and ultimately keeping resolutions, how do you buck the odds and stay on the path? The following are 10 proven strategies to make sure your positive intent ends in a positive outcome.
There is some variation of weightlifting and bodybuilding found in most of the cultures around the world today. It's a widespread fascination that has been around for millennia, and has roots in ancient mythology. So where does it come from? And how has it progressed to today's practices of building muscle in a healthy way?
JAWKU, the premiere manufacturer of performance measurement, training and recovery products has partnered with USA Bobsled and Skeleton as its official training gear supplier. We're excited to provide both our JAWKU Speed portable timing devices as well as Muscle Blaster recovery massage guns to Team USA Bobsled/Skeleton.
JAWKU, the manufacturer of training and recovery products has joined with Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia fitness and performance weekend as an official partner. Although JAWKU was founded in sport with wearable tech to measure speed and reaction time, its recovery products have taken the world by storm. In this case, the Olympia world.
A lack of movement creates achy muscles and joints. But did you ever think that it was dangerous not to move? With all of this work from home, we are now sitting more than ever before. Dr. James Levine, Director of the Mayo Clinic at ASU says, “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting.” So, what do we do about it?
Sports are largely about speed. It makes a huge difference in every game and every sport. Speed is actually a skill: having a quick first step, agile lateral motion, and aggressive acceleration can turn a player or team into a high-octane scoring machine. And there are few sports in which that skill is more pivotal, or is more of an indicator of a player’s value, than in football.
We know that it has been hard for people to get up, stay healthy, and be active during this difficult time. We have partnered with Motiv Running to help you with your fitness goals for 2020 with the Double Down Running Challenge.
JAWKU was the official recovery partner for the Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge at the 2020 Super Bowl. Athletes and celebrities used the JAWKU Muscle Blaster Chrome to warm up and recover in order to keep muscles loose and avoid injury.
Taking a closer look at your warmup may be the advantageous “unlock” you’ve been looking for in your quest for running faster and farther than you ever thought possible. However, once you start pushing your body past its comfort zone (meaning increasing speed and distance), your risk for injury increases substantially, and in the case of sprinters, exponentially. The best way to increase your performance goals is by ditching your old warmup and adding a “dynamic” warmup. The difference between a traditional warmup and a dynamic warmup is night and day.
I’ve always been a proponent of both psoas releases and percussive therapy. I just never thought of using percussive therapy to release my psoas. When I had incredible tightness in my psoas from a prolonged work-from-home stint, combined with COVID stress and lots of sit-ups, I tried out a new release program with the Muscle Blaster V2, and got amazing results!
For athletes or others looking to improve or maximize function, understanding the fascial web allows us to utilize various types of massage therapies, including percussive, to benefit movement, performance, stress relief and healing.
Due to the larger muscle mass in sprinters as well as other strength/power athletes, new modalities are being investigated to help expedite muscle repair and recovery. One modality delivering significant results is “Deep Tissue Percussive Body Work”. This muscle tissue prep and recovery can help prevent injury, protect against trauma and expedite the recovery process.