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  • 7 Tips to Improve Your Planks

    7 Tips to Improve Your Planks

    Planks. Most either love them or hate them. But, if you're looking to create strength and stamina from the inside out, they should be one of your go-to moves! Want to improve your plank form? You first need to learn how to properly brace your core so that your low back doesn’t take over.If you’re feeling your low back taking over during planks, that means you aren’t doing them correctly…plain and simple. Why does your low back want to take over? Often our abs are inactive and our hips are tight because of our modern lifestyle, which can cause our low back to do work that it shouldn’t, and can’t handle. On the Megaformer InstaPhysique, we can ....

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  • A Better Red Light Therapy Experience

    A Better Red Light Therapy Experience

    If you haven't heard, the newest addition to our Smart Sauna InstaPhysique inSacramentois integrated red light therapy. Included with our newly updated near infrared LED panels, you also get highly emissive mid and far infrared. The addition of red light further helps in anti-aging benefits, reduction of inflammation, repair of muscle tissues, and improved skin health. Studies show that exposure to these wavelengths promote muscle recovery, decrease inflammation, increase collagen and elastin production, growth of new blood vessels in the skin, and energize your mitochondria. Research shows low levels of light have a much better effect on stimulating and repairing tissues than higher ....

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  • Infrared Sauna on a Hot Summer Day? Yes, please!

    Infrared Sauna on a Hot Summer Day? Yes, please!

    You asked, we answered! Why would any sane person voluntarily sit in a sauna while it’s 100+ degrees outside? We know that the more regularly you use an infrared sauna the more amazing (downright magical) the effects are. Because of this, saunas seem like a no-brainer in the cold and dreary winter months. But once the weather warms and everyone is flocking to the nearest pool, your infrared sauna time is no less important. Here's Why: Glow Boost / Sunburn Relief: It sounds too good to be true, but science supports it. Photobiomodulation uses invisible, near infrared (NIR) wavelengths (700 to 1,200 nanometers (nm)) and visible red light (620-750 nm) to deliver energy to ....

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  • 4 Tips To Create New Habits

    4 Tips To Create New Habits

    Feeling like you need to make some changes? Here are the tips that have helped me form new habits: Be specific, and start small. Incremental changes lead to big results. Share your plans with people that will support you (family, friends, the InstaPhysique community) Be patient and realistic. I use the concept of progressive overload. Once you get comfortable with where you are put pressure on progress, a habit (good or bad) takes approximately 3 weeks to begin to form and really a few months for it become more permanent. Remember the 80/20 rule - 80% consistency over 2-3 months is way better than being perfect for 2 weeks and then quitting. At the end of the day, I just ....

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  • 6 Reasons Why the Mega Is An Absolute Game-Changer For Men

    6 Reasons Why the Mega Is An Absolute Game-Changer For Men

    Hey, fellas! 👋 Don't let anyone tell you that InstaPhysique is just for the ladies! If you’re looking for a workout that's intense, efficient, and perfect for athletes (and all men & women in general), then look no further than the Megaformer (aka the Mega)! Let's break it down. Unlike pilates done on a reformer, the patented Megaformer was designed with men in mind, larger and with heavier springs and the ability to work muscles by heavy pushing + pulling with and pulling against tension. InstaPhysique is all about efficiency and results, and the work we do on this incredible machine promotes fat loss and lean muscle growth. Here's why the Mega is an absolute ....

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  • What Is a "Lymphatic Drainage Workout Massage" and Is it Worth It?

    What Is a "Lymphatic Drainage Workout Massage" and Is it Worth It?

    We are often asked "what exactly is a mechanical body roll massage, and why should I do it?". Read on as we answer our most frequently asked questions... What is INSTAROLL (a body roll massage)? Body rolling is an innovative massage therapy system that improves musculoskeletal function, as well as helps to promote healthy fat and cellulite reduction. The roller operates by providing an active massage to the regions it contacts, which focuses on improving blood circulation into the muscle tissues in which it may be limited, which oxygenates these regions and helps to burn fat. Additionally, the massage stimulates improved drainage of lymph fluid and toxins from the skin and ....

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  • 3 Ways Infrared Sauna Relieves Allergies Naturally

    3 Ways Infrared Sauna Relieves Allergies Naturally

    Wouldn’t you love to be able to walk outside and enjoy a beautiful spring or fall day without the misery of sneezing, wheezing, coughing, or an itchy, runny nose? Allergicrhinitis is a chronic respiratory condition that can interrupt your daily life with unpleasantsymptoms triggered by ordinary substances, such as pollen or dust. It’sestimated that up to 40 percent of people in the world suffer from it, and it’s the fifth most common cause of chronic illness in the U.S. When your body sees the budding trees, fresh-cut grass, and pollen-filled air as the enemy and reacts with inflammatory histamines, you may find yourself desperate for reliefthat doesn’t make you ....

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  • Happy Spring! The Benefits of Variable Spring Tension

    Happy Spring! The Benefits of Variable Spring Tension

    Happy first day of spring! 🌼 As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it's the perfect time to focus on your fitness and start incorporating some new challenges into your routine. And, if you're a Megaformer enthusiast like we are, you know that one of the key benefits of this amazing machine is the variable spring tension. Here's some of our favorite reasons why variable spring tension, and the way we utilize it here at InstaPhysique, is going to give you the most efficient and effective workout in only 40 minutes: 1. Variable spring tension allows you to perform movements that are difficult or impossible to perform with static weights. And, because the ....

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  • Boosting Your Lymphatic System and Immune Function: Tips for a Healthier You

    Boosting Your Lymphatic System and Immune Function: Tips for a Healthier You

    The lymphatic system is one of the most overlooked yet significant systems in the body. It includes a complex network of vessels, ducts, lymph nodes, the spleen, the thymus, the adenoids, and the tonsils, and it’s expansive system travels throughout the body to remove waste from every cell while helping to regulate the immune system. The lymphatic vessels act like a giant drainage system for the body that needs to stay clear for it to work properly.The lymph must flow freely to ensure that waste products and fluids do not build up in the tissues. Just like in your home if the drains are clogged in your toilet or sink, you can’t get rid of waste effectively—the ....

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  • Why Are Your Intrinsic Muscles So Important?

    Why Are Your Intrinsic Muscles So Important?

    What are the intrinsic muscles? The intrinsic muscles are those smaller muscles that exist entirely within the confines of the muscle and the occur deep within the structure. For example, the extrinsic core is made up of larger muscles you know like the gluteal muscles, hamstrings, adductors and lats – while the intrinsic core is composed of the transverse abdominals, internal, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor. The function of these muscles is to support the lumbar spine and create intra-abdominal pressure. If there is a lack of strength in any one of these essential muscles, you may notice posture changes such as a slouched forward posture through the shoulders and ....

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