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5 Fitness Myths...DEBUNKED

5 Fitness Myths...DEBUNKED

Maybe you have heard some of these and maybe even have believed them  Here are 5 of the top fitness myths and misconceptions out there.  We're here to set the record straight and help you optimize your fitness routine to achieve your goals and not worry about "what so and so told you at the gym".

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Myth 1.  Lifting heavy weights makes you bulky.

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This is a common misconception, especially among females looking to trim down.  Lifting heavier weights for lower reps(8-10) can in fact burn more calories and trim you down more effectively than lifting lighter weights for higher reps(15-20) according to a study published by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Myth 2.  Always stretch before you exercise.

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While a proper warm up is indeed beneficial to maximize workout performance, static-stretching should not be a part of it.  Stretching loosens tendons and destabilizes muscles which in turn can weaken muscles, reduce power output, and open the door to injury.   We recommend performing a dynamic warm up that focuses on getting your heart rate elevated and blood flowing to warm up your muscles for intense exercise.  Once your workout is complete and your muscles are warm and fatigued, we recommend some light stretching to help loosen up tight muscles.

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Myth 3. You can target where you want to burn fat.

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Physiologically speaking, this is simply impossible.  Unlike exercising where you can target specific muscles by isolation and stimulation, our bodies fat stores do not work in the same manner.  Exercise can absolutely help you decrease unwanted body fat but, you cannot control where that fat comes from.  

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Myth 4. The best time to work out is first thing in the morning.

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It may be, or it may not be.  There is no "best time" to work out.  The optimal time for people to work out is when they can do it consistently.  Everybody has different schedules so naturally, everybody will have their own "best time" to work out.  The important thing is to get enough sleep so that your body can recover and keep you primed for your next workout.

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Myth 5.  Sports drinks are the best method to re-hydrate.

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Experts recommend, get this...regular ole water!  Sports drinks are often times laced with very high amounts of sugar which of course can hinder your progress.  Water helps to keep fluid moving throughout your body, flush out waste, and fight inflammation.  It is also recommended to get protein with 1 hour of exercise to start the repair process for your muscles.  We recommend an all natural whey protein shake that does not contain any artificial sweeteners, dyes, or fillers to keep you on top of your game. Make hydration and supplementation simple by using an Ice Shaker insulated bottle. 

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Support Our Nation's Heroes

Support Our Nation's Heroes
Ice Shaker is proud to announce that we are officially an honored member of OSD's Veteran Support Ecosystem™
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We are partnered with OSD to sustain program development and innovation impacting our service-members, veterans and first responder community. We are dedicated to life-time support for our brothers and sisters in service as well as their families. We are committed to investing in OSD and are a proud stakeholder.
OSD is America's Veteran Support Ecosystem™ enhancing lives through community engagement. Since 2010, OSD has enabled over 1,250,000 veterans, active-military and their family members to thrive through award-winning programs emphasizing Social Connectivity, Professional Development and Community Service. Learn more at: WeAreOSD.org
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Introducing our Buy a Bottle, Give a Bottle initiative:
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Each quarter, Ice Shaker & OSD will release two exclusive and limited run designs. These designs are only available during the quarter released and will not be made available again. For each Ice Shaker bottle purchased, an additional bottle will be donated to OSD for use within their Supply Drop™ program for troops deployed overseas. Show your support for our Nation's heroes while also owning the best shaker on Earth. Take a look at our two limited run designs only available through April.
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1776: Freedom Isn't Free limited edition Ice Shaker Bottle
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Government Issue-26oz Limited Edition Ice Shaker Bottle
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Thank you for your support of our Nation's heroes and savor knowing that as you are enjoying your new Ice Shaker, a service member overseas is enjoying one as well, all thanks to you. To learn more about our past and present military & veteran support initiatives, please visit our Military Support page.

Ice Shaker Partners with The Vitamin Shoppe

Ice Shaker Partners with The Vitamin Shoppe
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Even though we are only 9 days into the new year, big things are happening at Ice Shaker making it easier than ever to get your hands on the best insulated bottle on the planet!
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We are proud to announce our official partnership with The Vitamin Shoppe.  The Vitamin Shoppe is a leading retailer of nutritional supplements in the United States.  With over 780 stores across the US, vitaminshoppe.com, and VShoppe App, they are your one-stop-shop for all of your nutritional supplement needs.  At The Vitamin Shoppe,  you’ll find a huge assortment of high-quality, cutting-edge supplements, proteins, healthy weight support, aromatherapy, herbs, superfoods, natural beauty products, and of course, Ice Shaker bottles! The Vitamin Shoppe is constantly exploring fresh ways to bring you the latest trends, healthy living solutions, and trusted expertise, and their in-store Health Enthusiasts® and virtual nutritionists offer a wealth of knowledge to help you reach all of your wellness goals. 
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We at Ice Shaker couldn't be happier to partner with a company that prides itself on being an industry leader, focused on educating the consumer and offering the highest quality products in nutrition.  Stop into your nearest Vitamin Shoppe location today and explore their wide variety of supplements and health products and, don't forget to pick up your Ice Shaker bottle.  Feel the difference with Ice Shaker. 
To find The Vitamin Shoppe nearest you, click here to visit their store locator.

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