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what to drink before during and after a workout?

In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many things that modern science has recently uncovered. But scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily attain more energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding…(Read More)

Chiropractic - Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal…(Read More)

Pre-Workout ingredients

Do pre-workout supplements work and what benefits do they add to your exercise routine? To answer these questions, we need to analyze the pre-workout ingredients found in popular supplements and look for scientific evidence that back up the claims manufacturers make. In general, pre-workout supplements have the potential to improve your workout…(Read More)

Review of best protein powder supplements

To find the best protein powder, I have reviewed a variety of natural supplements including Whey protein as well as vegan protein powder. The animal-based protein in this review covers Whey, Casein, Egg, and Beef. The plant-based products include Pea Protein Powder and Rice Protein Powder. Best Protein Powder Overview Given the size…(Read More)

the best wireless sports headphones for working out

Here is a review of the best workout headphones for exercise and running focusing on wireless (Bluetooth) earphones because I don’t like to mess with wires while working out. I haven’t included over-the-ear headphones because when I’m hot and sweaty, I don’t want anything to cover my ears and…(Read More)

review of the best gloves for crossfit and lifting weights

I do CrossFit and continuously build up hand calluses when lifting weights. During high-rep bodyweight exercises, such as pull-ups or toes-to-bar those calluses increase the risk of skin tears and I end up with ripped hands that take days to heal and make showers an unpleasant experience. To reduce the chance…(Read More)

The Best Pre-Workout Supplements and how they work

Pre-workout supplements can boost your performance and endurance during intensive workouts. Unfortunately, the supplement market is flooded by cheap, unhealthy and ineffective products and many consumers lack the expertise to identify supplements that actually work. For this review, I have analyzed and tested the best natural pre-workout supplements that contain only ingredients that…(Read More)

The three pillars of an active and healthy lifestyle

The Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle

By Michael Kummer | Last Updated on Sep 30, 2018

What does it take to live a healthy life? While there are many factors that influence your life, in this article, I explore the three main ingredients of a healthy lifestyle: Diet, Exercise, and Sleep.  Continue reading to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, why you should be working out every day and the…(Read More)

Review of the best Apple Watch Bands for Working Out

The Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and workout companion, and for this article, I have reviewed some of the best Apple Watch Sport bands for working out, including my favorite watch bands from Apple, Meridio, Monowear, Nomad, and Twelve South. Featured Apple Watch Sport Bands Product Apple Sports Band $49.00 Apple Sport…(Read More)

How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

I am on a Paleo diet and thus not a fan of sugar-loaded beverages, such as sports drinks. But I also exercise regularly, and during intense exercise, the body needs more than just water. That leads to the following questions: How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work? In this article, I…(Read More)

Secret to sleep

For many people, sleep is a necessary evil. Something that takes time away from other things they could be doing. In this article, I will share with you how you can use sleep to your advantage, how to sleep better and avoid sleep debt by taking care of your sleep hygiene. The importance of sleep…(Read More)

Review: Wireless workout headphones for running and jogging

In this article, I’ll review my two favorite wireless workout headphones for running and jogging: the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and the Plantronics Backbeat Fit Wireless headphones. Update: Here is my latest review of the best workout headphones for running and exercise covering over 24 different earbuds from all the major brands! My workout…(Read More)

The truth behind doping in sports and why athletes dope

In the following article, we will uncover the truth behind doping in sports and shed some light on why athletes dope in the first place. I’ll explain what doping is, cover common types of doping and performance-enhancing drugs, and I’ll give you some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes…(Read More)