Kazzafi Ansari

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The 5 Step Ankle Mobility Fix

Better Ankle Mobility, Bigger Lifts<p>Think you have problems with ankle mobility? You're not alone. Problem is, this thought has caused a lot of …

Biomechanics

Shoulder Position for the Overhead Squat

Coaching shoulder position in the overhead squat/snatch lift is a hotly debated topic within weightlifting circles. You may hear things like – …

Workouts

The Squat Progression Guide

<b>No training program is complete without some squat variation.</b> While articles abound about which variation is best, the reality is that the benefits …

Workouts

Salt might actually make you hungry, not thirsty

Bodies are weird<p>The more salt you eat, the thirstier you get. Right? Wrong, according to two studies released today in <i>The Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>. The research found that as salt consumption increased, people actually drank <i>less</i> water. And the high-salt diets seemed to make study subjects …

European Space Agency

Vegetarian and vegan diets aren't necessarily more healthy

Especially if they don't involve actual vegetables.<p>Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn’t really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think …

Holistic Medicine

Google’s Project Sunroof will peer pressure you to get solar panels

Check if you're the only one on the block without solar panels<p>You can now check if your neighbors have installed solar panels on their rooftops, thanks to a new feature in Google’s Project Sunroof. The free online tool has been around for a couple years, allowing users to check whether installing …

Solar Power

What is Meditation

What is Meditation? How do you do it? What are the different types? What are the effects of meditation & mindfulness, according to the latest …

Mindfulness

WallBall Shots

The 7 Sneakiest Rest Strategies in CrossFit

It’s not often that most of us can get through our metcon without taking a break at some point. <b>But what are the best ways to get that rest, yet make</b> …

Workouts

How the ‘perfect body’ for men has changed over the last 150 years

The founder of Lammily, Nickolay Lamm, who introduced realistically proportioned dolls to the market, created these images of idealistic body shapes of men throughout American history.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Dolls

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

We now have the tools to record the world in 360 degrees, but using a 360 camera can be much more than just a point and shoot operation. Here are some tips to help you get started.<p>Forget your standard video rules, when shooting in 360 degrees convenience may trump quality. 360 video -- that VR-like …

Videography

World’s smallest 360-degree camera is loaded with big features

Currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiego, the Nico360 claims to be the world’s smallest 360-degree camera, standing just 46 millimeters tall and …

Gear & Gadgets

This crazy $30,000 drone gives your 360° video wings

One problem with 360° videos is that you usually see a tripod or a hand holding the camera. One exception is the throwable Panono camera, but obviously you’re limited to how long you can keep a ball hovering. Varavon has another alternative, with a three-axis-stabilized gimbal drone that can film a …

Drones

Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS

Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there’s still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.<p>Google is hoping to kickstart this process by making 360 VR content a bit more simple to implement and, in the process, way more spontaneous for users …

Virtual Reality

Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year

Following YouTube’s rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter’s Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams. National Geographic‘s Facebook Page will publish the first 360 Live video tomorrow at noon Pacific time as scientists emerge …

Social Media

How to Self-Diagnose Your Shoulder Pain

<b>The shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body.</b> There is so much range of movement that it is surprising more shoulder …

Pain

This stick-on sweat monitor knows when you need a drink

It's being tested by the Air Force and sports beverage companies<p>Current fitness trackers can tell you how many steps you've taken or whether you've met your target heart rate. But a new sweat monitor in development could keep track of whether you need to hydrate and replenish your electrolytes.<p>The …

Northwestern University

Obesity alters brain structure and function

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight. Researchers are beginning to find puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure …

The Brain

Kettlebell Triple: Strength, Mobility, and Symmetry Exercises

Dan John has called the farmer’s walk the King of Carries1. <b>If you combine it with the walking press, you have a perfectly paired pull/push combo that</b> …

Workouts

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Sleep

Stretching tight muscles – an “applied kinesiology” perspective

Patients often ask me – “should I stretch…”. My answer is often something along the line of: “If you feel better doing that, then certainly go ahead. …

Real World Overhead Mobility for Weightlifting

Matt Foreman wrote a flattering article about one of my lifters, Alyssa Sulay, last week and we received quite a few requests for more information …

Workouts

Pomegranates, turmeric and red grapes: the key to long life?

Cells keep the body healthy by devouring toxic waste to fight off everything from wrinkles to dementia. Could certain foods help?<p>Autophagy literally means “self-devouring” – something our cells are doing constantly, breaking down damage and toxic waste products – and Japanese cell biologist …

Nobel Prize

The Ultimate Guide to Handstand

Preface: As a way to motivate you to nail your handstand, here is video of me demonstrating everything you can do with your handstand once you get …

Why people HAVE to squat differently

Follow The Movement Fix on Instagram @themovementfix !<p><b>We now have a 20 minute podcast episode to talk more in depth on this topic located …

A Seven-Phase Workout to Protect Your Shoulders

Your shoulders serve a lot of purposes during daily life and are used during virtually all upper-body movements. Made up of an intricate web of …

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

8 Yoga Poses for Tight Hips

Yoga Squat<p>1 of 11<p>1. Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed slightly out.<br>2. Drop your hips to the bottom of a …

Cracking the Rotator Cuff Conundrum

I bet we all see things in the gym that really, really, annoy us. There's the "belter," the guy who sports his trusty lifting belt for every …

Workouts