We're excited to share that now you can wear your love of Fitbit while making sure you stay hydrated with the new Fitbit-branded HidrateSpark STEEL smart water bottle now available on Fitbit.com.
We continually strive to provide you with more tools and access to give you a deeper insight into your overall health and wellness, and hydration is one of them. Research shows that proper hydration contributes to cardiovascular health, keeps muscles and joints functioning well, aids digestion and increases energy levels. This is where this new tool comes in: it makes it easy for you to remember to drink your H20 and to adapt to your needs no matter what you do.
Using the exclusive HidrateSpark hydration equation, the HidrateSpark app and water bottle work in tandem with your synced Fitbit data to calculate a personalized daily hydration goal based on key physiological and biological factors, as well as other data such as altitude, weather and activity. Once connected, the smart water bottle automatically tracks your water usage and will also automatically sync your hydration data with the HidrateSpark and Fitbit apps.
To get started, connect your Fitbit account to your bottle and your HidrateSpark STEEL app, and the bottle will glow when you need to take a sip! Devices that show you your daily hydration on your wrist like the new Fitbit SenseTM , Fitbit Versa 3TMand Fitbit Inspire 2TM will also be able to see real-time hydration data from HidrateSpark right on your wrist.
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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problem or condition. Always consult your doctor before changing your diet, changing your sleep patterns, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.
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How to Squat with Proper Form : The Definitive Guide
Here’s how to Squat with proper form, using a barbell : Stand with the bar on your upper-back, and your feet shoulder-width apartSquat down by pushing your knees to the side while moving hips backBreak parallel by Squatting down until your hips are lower than your kneesSquat back up while keeping your knees out and chest upStand with your hips and knees locked at the top
Hold the weight for a second at the top. Breathe. Then take a big breath, hold it and Squat your next rep. Repeat until you’ve done five reps on StrongLifts 5×5. Squats work your whole body. Your legs bend and straighten to move the weight. Your abs and lower back muscles stabilize your trunk while your legs move. Your upper-back, shoulders and arms balance the bar on your back. Many zones musculaires work at the same time, not just your legs.
The Squat is the king of all exercises. It works more zones musculaires, with heavier weight, than more popular exercises like the Bench Press. It’s therefore more effective to gain overall strength and force quickly. That’s why you’re Squatting 3x/week on the StrongLifts 5×5 workout.
Proper Squat form is key to avoid knee and back pain. Don’t do partial Squats by going only half the way down. Break parallel by Squatting down until your hips are below your knees. Push your knees out so they’re inline with you feet. Keep your lower back neutral, don’t let it round.
This is the definitive guide to proper form on the Squat exercise. It covers Squat benefits, Squat technique, zones musculaires worked, common Squat issues and pain, as well as Squat déclinaisons like the Front Squat and Olympic Squat.
Nothing I did in the gym ever worked until I started to Squat. And yet few people in the gym Squat. Most people skip Squats because they’re . They use excuses like “Squats are bad for the knees”. But, put bluntly, if you’re not Squatting every week, using free weights, and breaking parallel on every rep, your training program is ineffective. Here are 11 Squat benefits. 11 reasons why you should start Squatting today…
Gain Strength. Strength is your ability to move your body against an external resistance. The bar is on your back when you Squat and gravity pulls it down. Your groupes musculaires must generate intensité against gravity to control the bar on the way down and Squat it back up. Increase your Squat and you increase the strength of your groupes de muscles. This strength carries over to daily life and sports because Squats work your whole body.
Build Muscle. Squats work a ton of zones musculaires. Your legs bend, your torso stays tight and your upper-body supports the bar. All these groupes de muscles work at the same time to balance and Squat the weight. This releases muscle building hormones like testosterone. The heavier you Squat, the stronger and bigger your groupes de muscles become. This delays the loss of lean muscle mass ( sarcopenia, 2. 5kg/decade over 25y on average ).
Burn Fat. You lose fat when your body burns more energy than you eat. Your groupes de muscles burn energy to lift weight. Squats burn more energy than any other exercise because they work more muscles and with heavier weights. Heavy Squats also increase your metabolism for hours post workout ( EPOC ). When you combine this with proper alimentation, Squats will help you burn fat and achieve six pack abs.
Increase Fitness. Your heart is a bourrinage. Squat strengthen your zones musculaires, including your heart. It makes it more efficace because any activity takes less effort. Walking up stairs or course put less demand on a stronger heart. This decreases your heart rate and blood pressure over time. This in turn increases your cardiovascular sport. Squatting is good for your heart unlike what some doctors will tell you.
Increase Explosiveness. Explosiveness is your ability to generate puissance fast. In physics this is power : how much work you can do in a given time ( P=W/t ). Stronger legs can do more work in the same amount of time. The more work you can do in the given time, the more power you have. Squats build explosiveness for sports by increasing power. They don’t make you slow for sports, they make you faster.
Strengthen Bones. Gravity the bar down when you Squat. This compresses everything under the bar. Your bones are living tissues ( they heal if they break ) which react to this vertical compression by getting stronger. Squats don’t stunt growth. They increase the density of your bones. They make them stronger and less likely to break. This protects you against falls and osteoporosis.