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Nootropics - Cognitive Enhancers

Best Nootropics 2019 – Ultimate Guide to Cognitive Enhancers

When we place our minds over our matter, we achieve the impossible. Yet, this doesn’t erase the humbling fact that the mind is contained by the brain, which, yes, is literally “matter.” In fact, the brain is a complex network of matter that our minds frantically struggle to grasp yet will ultimately fail to master. […]

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WHOOP Strap Review & Comparison to Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been my primary workout companion for the past few years until a friend recommended me to try out the WHOOP Strap 2.0 – a new fitness tracker that is different than anything I have seen before. WHOOP gives you insight into exercise performance, recovery, rest, and sleep in a way that […]

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what to drink before during and after a workout

What to Drink Before, During and After a Workout

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

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Chiropractic - Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

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 manipulation […]

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pre-workout ingredients

Pre-Workout Ingredients – What You Need to Know

How do pre-workout supplements work and what benefits do they add to your exercise routine? Do they really help you boost your performance in the gym, build strength, and facilitate post-workout recovery? To answer these questions, we need to analyze the key ingredients found in popular pre-workout supplements and look for scientific evidence to back […]

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review of best protein powders

Best Protein Powder Review: Whey, Vegan & More

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 of the two […]

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the best wireless sports headphones for working out

Best Workout Headphones for Exercise and Running

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 make the situation even worse. In […]

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Barehand Gloves vs Bear KompleX CrossFit gloves new

Barehand Gloves vs. Bear KompleX – Workout Gloves Comparison

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 blisters and skin tears and I end up with ripped hands that take days to heal and make showers an unpleasant experience. To reduce the chance of callus formation and […]

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Best Natural Pre-workout Supplements Review

Best Natural Pre-workout Supplements Review

Pre-workout supplements can boost your performance and endurance during intensive workouts. Unfortunately, the sports nutrition and supplement market are 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 have […]

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How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

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 will […]

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Review: Wireless workout headphones for running and jogging

Bose vs. Plantronics wireless workout headphones for running

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 routine […]

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Running stroller review: BOB Ironman after two years and two kids

Inspired by my workout buddy, I decided to buy a running stroller, when our daughter turned six months. I have used it a lot since then, and in this post, I’d like to share my review of and experience with the BOB Ironman Running Stroller. For some people having kids is an excuse to work […]

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Workaround: Fitbit support for Health app and HealthKit

Workaround: Fitbit support for Health app and HealthKit

Fitbit has made the decision not to support Apple’s HealthKit, and it thus doesn’t integrate with the Health app. In this article, I will show you a workaround to make Fitbit support the Health app via the workflow app. There are several ways to get Fitbit data into the Health app, but I did not […]

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iOS: How Health Prioritizes Data from Multiple Sources

Have you ever wondered how iOS and more specifically the Health app handles and prioritizes data from multiple sources? I have an Apple Watch and an iPhone and both devices, if worn or carried at the same time, record the number of steps I take, among other data. Yet, the Health app reports the number […]

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The truth behind doping in sports and why athletes dope

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 compared to what you […]

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