What Foam Rolling Your Lats Muscle Can do For Your Body

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The latissimus dorsi, or better known as lats, is one of the biggest muscles in our backs.

It’s recognizable for the “V” shape it has and is responsible for controlling the movement in our shoulders.

Overusing and injuring your lats can lead to tightness in the area, sometimes even pain.

Regardless of what the feeling is, one thing is certain, it’s very uncomfortable and can restrain your full range of motion. 

How do you fix sore lats?

You can easily prevent feeling sore in the area of your upper back, specifically your lats. Some steps you can take are: 

  • Stretch regularly 
  • Drink plenty of water during the day, especially before and after working out
  • Maintain good posture 
  • Avoid slouching
  • Get a massage occasionally
  • Warm-up before working out
  • Do exercises to cool down after work out 

Why do my lats hurt so bad?

In general, pain in your lats is caused by overusing it. Excessive exercising or strenuous physical activities can cause inflammation in your lats which can later lead to pain. Some of the most common activities that can lead to pain in your lats are: 

  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Gymnastics
  • Snow shoveling
  • Wood chopping

All of the above require you to activate your lats excessively, which results in soreness, tightness, and pain in the area. Another cause of pain in your lats muscle can be poor posture and slouching, so if your lats feel sore, try fixing your posture, it might help. In rare cases, the lats muscle can tear. This mostly happens to professional athletes and a doctor’s check is required if this happens. 

How do you loosen tight lats?

Tight lats can be uncomfortable, but luckily, there are some stretches and exercises you can do to loosen it up and make it stronger at the same time. The most effective stretches can be done at home, however, doing some light yoga stretches and exercises can also do wonders for your overall body muscles, not only your lats. 

You can also try foam rolling as it has proven to be very effective against a range of muscle tightness and pain in your body. 

How do I strengthen my latissimus?

Your lats take up a big part of your upper body muscles, so they are responsible for the strength in your upper body. To make them stronger and healthier, you can do regular stretching, foam rolling or do some simple yoga stretches. All activities will warm up the area and promote blood flow to your latissimus dorsi muscle, which will relax it and release you from the soreness you feel in the area. 

What do tight lats cause?

The latissimus is the largest muscle in your upper back area, so if something is wrong with it, you will definitely feel it. Feeling tightness in your lats can limit your free range of movement, cause discomfort while sitting or standing, and ultimately, be painful. 

Moreover, your lats protect your spine, so weak lats can cause you to have bad posture, weaken your upper body, and make you more susceptible to upper-body back injuries. 

How do you feel your lats?

Identifying that the pain is located in your lats can be hard. The muscle is pretty big, so many people mistake their lats pain with other common types of back pain or shoulder pain. The best and easiest way to make sure the pain you’re feeling is in your lats muscle is simply to feel it. There are several exercises you can do to feel if your latissimus dorsi muscle is getting activated and how strong it is such:

  • One-arm dumbbell rows- while pulling up the dumbbells with one arm, use the other to feel your latissimus dorsi muscle.
  • Straight arm lat pulldown – pull something towards you several times (an elastic rope is the easiest one) with one arm, while keeping the other one on your lats

In general, all exercises that activate the upper back muscles can be used to feel your lats. These two are one of the simplest ones that will allow you to feel your lats muscle and how it activates during exercising. You should feel your lats muscle regularly as you keep exercising to feel its strength building up. 

What is the best exercise for latissimus dorsi?

Most of us don’t have enough time to go to the gym or yoga classes, so our muscles get weaker over time. However, this doesn’t mean you can strengthen your lats at home.

There are a couple of home stretches you can do that are pretty simple and easy to do at home, but don’t take much of your time. 

Wall Press

This is a fairly simple stretch you can do at home, in your office, at a friend’s house, anywhere. Any place that has a wall is a good enough place for this stretch. 

  1. Stand approximately 2 feet across a wall 
  2. Lean towards the wall by bending your lower back at your hips 
  3. Place your palms on the wall at your hip height
  4. Hold this position for around 1 minute 

 

Active Floor Stretch 

You also don’t need anything for this stretch, other than a floor, obviously. You can do it in the following way:

  1. Kneel down on the floor with your hips back and forearms on the floor
  2. Support your weight with your right arm and stretch out the left on as further away as you can
  3. Stay in this position for a few seconds and go back into the starting position
  4. Repeat around 10 times on each side

 

Upward Salute – Yoga Stretch

Also known as the Raised Hands Pose or Palm Tree Pose, this yoga stretching exercise can do wonders for your latissimus dorsi muscle, and is one of the easiest ones to do.

  1. Stand up straight with your feet slightly apart and your weight evenly distributed on both legs
  2. Lift both your arms up with the palms pointing towards the ceiling 
  3. Start opening your arms while lowering them to the side of your body while engaging your core and tucking in your tailbone
  4. Maintain your spine straight while doing the exercise
  5. **You can bend backward if it feels comfortable, but it’s not mandatory
  6. Repeat 10 times 

 

How can I strengthen my latissimus dorsi at home?

One of the best things you can do for your latissimus dorsi muscle is called foam rolling.

If you’re wondering what that is and how to foam roll lats, it’s a piece of equipment used to massage your muscles and loosen them up.

This is due to a process called Myofascial Release which helps the release of soft tissue, myofascial adhesions, and fascial restrictions, ultimately relieving pressure in the muscle.

To answer your question on how to foam roll lats, this is the process to do it: 

  1. Lay on your right side and place the foam roller under your lat
  2. Maintain your right leg straight and bend your left one to a position that feels comfortable to you
  3. Roll the foam back and forth from your lower back to your underarm as slowly as possible
  4. Keep rolling for 1 minute and repeat with the other side

After a few weeks of regularly foam rolling your lats, you will start feeling the strength returning to it and how your overall mobility and flexibility will improve.

Besides foam rolling, you can also do the stretches and exercises we mentioned above, all of them will help your lats become stronger and with it, you to become more mobile. 

Conclusion

Stretching your lats regularly can help you become more flexible, increase your range of motion and minimize pain and tightness.

As one of the biggest and most important muscles in our body, it’s important to maintain it strong and flexible.

However, if your pain is increasing, you feel swelling or bruising in the area, make sure to consult a doctor as your injury may require medical attention. 

The Most Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

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Most people have 8-hour shifts they spend sitting. We come back from work and what do we do?

We sit again. This lifestyle has led to an increase in the number of people experiencing back pain and moreover, younger people experiencing back pain. 

Luckily, medicine, workouts and technology are all advancing rapidly, so there are many methods to help you get rid of your back pain. One of them is by doing simple foam rolling.

More about what that is, how you can use it and some other tips to get rid of back pain can be found below.

Can you foam roll your lower back?

Foam rolling has become very popular in recent years. It’s a simple, but yet effective way to get rid of lower back pain, hamstring pain, lats pain, and other muscle pain.

If you’re sitting for long periods of time during the day, you will most likely experience tightness in the lower back and hip area, if you already aren’t experiencing it.

One way to alleviate this pain and loosen the tightness you feel is by foam rolling your lower back. 

How do you use a foam roller for the lower back?

Using a foam roller for your lower back is pretty easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Sit on the foam roller with your behind while supporting your weight with your palms and feet
  2. By using your arms and legs, start rocking yourself back and forth to massage your lower back with the foam roller
  3. When you find a hotspot (an area that feels tight), keep massaging it 

This is a simple massage exercise that will loosen your lower back muscles and help you feel less tight or reduce any pain you may be feeling. 

How do you crack your lower back with a foam roller?

When you’re cracking your back, you’re actually adjusting your spine which will loosen it up and help you become more mobile and flexible.

Foam roller back stretches are one of the best ways to make your spine align correctly and crack your lower back. To do it: 

  1. Place your foam roller horizontally under your upper back
  2. Bend your knees with your feet against the ground (your butt should be slightly off the floor due to the foam roller)
  3. Cross your arms on your chest
  4. Start rolling up and down slowly. You should feel your lower back and cracking while doing it
  5. Keep rolling back and forth for 1 minute 

When and how often should I foam roll?

It’s recommended to foam roll 3 to 4 times a week for around 10 to 15 minutes, regardless of your profession and exercising routine.

It’s a good way to stretch your muscles and prevent them from going dormant, which can later impair your mobility.

If you’re an athlete or have a job that requires you to sit for a longer period of time during the day, foam rolling is that much more recommended for you.

As long as your body feels good and you don’t feel any pain by doing it, you can foam roll every day.

The more you foam roll, the stronger your muscles will be, and you will experience less pain.

Does foam rolling reduce cellulite?

Foam rolling is effective against cellulite and the prevention of it.

If your fascia is weak, fat goes through it which causes lumpy marks to appear on the surface of our skin, better known as cellulite.

By foam rolling, you help your fascia (cells connecting all tissues in our bodies) strengthen so fat won’t be able to protrude through it and cause cellulite to form.

So, when you foam roll against your skin, you flatten the fat under it and “return” it into your body, so your skin will look smoother and your body thinner.

Can foam rolling help lose weight?

Foam rolling benefits your muscles as it promotes healthy blood flow through them.

Having greater blood flow will help your body break down the fats easier and burn calories faster, which will ultimately help you lose weight.

What should you not foam roll?

If you believe you’ve torn a muscle, don’t foam roll it.

Make sure to get it checked by a doctor before you start doing any home remedies, or you may just make it worse. 

Additionally, don’t use your foam roller over small joints such as your elbows, knees, and ankles as it may bruise them.

When you foam roll your legs, avoid these areas by foam rolling your legs in sections. 

Why does pressing sore muscles feel good?

It seems that putting pressure on sore muscles is enjoyable for most people, but have you thought about why that is? Well, the answer can be found in two things: endorphins and fascia. 

Endorphins are hormones in our bodies that interact with other receptors to transmit our bodies’ perception of pain.

It’s found in opiates and morphine, which tell you that it’s used to minimize the feeling of pain.

Fascia, on the other hand, are the thin layers of cells covering our whole bodies.

Because they are intertwined like sweater threads, if one of them gets tangled, the other ones can loosen up.

Putting pressure against your sore muscles helps your fascia untangle and get stronger which will make you feel more relaxed and flexible.

Stretches

Foam rolling is good for the muscles because of something called the self-myofascial release (SMR) technique.

It happens when you foam roll your muscles and can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation.

Following are a few foam rolling stretches you can do at home to relax your muscles.

Foam rolling upper back

  1. Lay down on the floor with the foam roller beneath you at the mid to upper back area
  2. Bend your knees with your feet against the ground, knees apart
  3. Cross your arms on your chest
  4. Touch the ground with the tip of your head
  5. Slowly lean to the side at around a 30-45 degree almost to the point before your shoulder blade will touch the floor
  6. Keep this position for 30 to 60 seconds 
  7. Repeat 3 to 4 times 

 

Foam rolling hip flexors

  1. Lay down on your stomach with your foam roller placed below your hip 
  2. Bend your right leg with your knee at around a 90-degree angle
  3. Place your palms on the floor in front of you to support your weight 
  4. Extend your left leg behind with your toes pointing backwards 
  5. Slowly roll back and forth and from left to right to cover the whole hip area
  6. When you find a trigger point, focus on that area for 10 seconds
  7. Do this for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat on the other side

 

Foam rolling the glutes

  1. Sit with your butt on your foam roller
  2. Place your palms on the ground behind you and your feet down forward to support your weight
  3. Cross your left ankle over your right knee
  4. Start rolling back and forth with the help of your hands and legs

 

Core Strengthening

  1. Get down in plank position with your palms against the foam roller. Make sure your hands are in line with your shoulders 
  2. Hop to open and close your feet on your toes
  3. Keep your knees bent when you land
  4. Increase speed and intensity to engage your core more

 

Foam rolling quadriceps

  1. Lay down on the ground with the foam roller position beneath your quadriceps (just above your knee)
  2. Place your elbows on the ground with your palms facing the floor
  3. Use your forearms to roll back and forth slowly, while your weight is pushing on the foam roller
  4. When you find a trigger point, focus on that area for 10 seconds
  5. Do this for 30 to 45 seconds

 

Psoas Release 

  1. Lay down on the foam roller with your outer hip on it
  2. Put your elbow on the floor in line with your shoulder
  3. Keep your legs on the ground
  4. Use your supporting arm and legs to move up and down and on the sides to find a trigger point
  5. When you find a trigger point, focus on that area for 10 seconds
  6. Do this for around 30 seconds then repeat with the other side

 

Thoracic Spine Stretch

  1. Lay down on your back with your foam roller placed horizontally on your mid to upper back 
  2. Bend your legs at your knees, your feet facing the ground
  3. Place your arms beneath your head or stretched above it
  4. Use your legs to push yourself up and down along your spine with your lower back slightly above the ground
  5. If you find a trigger point, focus on that area
  6. Keep doing it as long as it feels good. You might hear some spine cracking, that is good as well

 

Lat Lengthener

  1. Lay on your right side and place the foam roller under your lat
  2. Maintain your right leg straight and bend your left one to a position that feels comfortable to you
  3. Roll the foam back and forth from your lower back to your underarm as slowly as possible
  4. Keep rolling for 1 minute and repeat with the other side

 

Pectoral Stretch

  1. Lay down on your back with your foam roller placed vertically on your spine
  2. Bend your legs at your knees at around a 90-degree angle, your feet facing the ground
  3. Stretch your arms to the side until you feel your chest muscles stretching
  4. If you want, you can place one palm on your chest, then the other 

 

Foam rolling calves

  1. Sit down on the ground and place your foam roller beneath your right leg calf
  2. Support your body’s weight with the help of your hands and left leg
  3. Start sweeping up and down the calf by using your hands and legs. Turn your leg to the inner and outer side to cover the whole calf
  4. If you don’t feel enough pressure, you can place your left leg above your right one to increase pressure on the calf 

 

Foam rolling hamstrings

  1. Sit on the ground and place your foam roller under your thigh
  2. Place your palms on the ground behind you to support the weight of your body
  3. Slowly roll back and forth to feel the area where it feels the tightest 
  4. Once you’ve found the sensitive spot, keep it pressured for around 30 seconds

 

Foam rolling shoulders

  1. Lay down on your back with your foam roller placed horizontally beneath your shoulders
  2. Lift your body weight by using your feet
  3. Roll up and down to massage your shoulders 
  4. If you find a trigger point, focus on that area
  5. Keep doing it as long as it feels good. 

 

Foam rolling neck

  1. Lay down on your back with your foam roller placed vertically on your spine, right up to your skull
  2. Bend your legs at your knees at around a 90-degree angle, your feet facing the ground
  3. Lift your arms and palms slightly off the ground, elbows bent upwards on a 90-degree angle
  4. Turn your head to the right and to the left
  5. Turn your head 8 times on each side

 

Safety tips for foam rolling

Foam rolling is generally safe to do and beneficial for the whole muscle structure in our bodies.

However, if you have an injury, especially a serious one such as a muscle tear or break, avoid using foam rolling unless your doctor has recommended it. 

Additionally, don’t use your foam roller over small joints such as your elbows, knees, and ankles as it may bruise them.

So, when you foam roll your legs, avoid these areas by foam rolling them in sections. 

Conclusion

There are a lot of different foam rollers out there – smooth rollers, textured foam rollers, foam covered massage sticks or foam massage balls.

All of them can do wonders for your muscles and help you become more flexible and mobile than ever. 

It’s especially recommended to use a foam roller if you’re an athlete, do regular exercises, sit for long periods during the day or generally feel some tension in your muscles.

It will be a great and healthy addition to your daily routine.

How to Foam Roll Arms to Gain Strength and Mobility

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Recently, there have been a number of studies exploring the benefits of foam rolling.

It’s not anymore the question if they help with sore muscles, but how much they help and how to find additional uses of foam rollers.

Shoulder pain, upper back pain, and arm pain or tightness are just some of the areas that can all be helped with a bit of foam rolling.

Moreover, foam rolling is beneficial for the whole body.

You will be able to relax the tight muscles in your body, alleviate the soreness in them, make them stronger, take the pressure off your joints and speed up the recovery of your muscles after working out.

How do you foam roll sore arms?

If your arm muscles feel a bit sore, some foam rolling can do the trick to solve this issue.

This is all thanks to the self-myofascial release (SMR) technique that happens when you foam roll your muscles.

It helps your body relax the contracted muscles which will improve the blood flow to them, along with oxygen circulation and lymphatic circulation.

This stimulates the stretch reflex in your arm muscles and can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation.

To relax your sore arms through foam rolling, the best way is to do it in sections.

Foam rolling small joints such as your elbows is not recommended as it can cause bruising.

How do you foam roll forearms?

Our hands and wrists do a lot of the work throughout the day, regardless of what we do.

Because of the constant straining and moving we do to our arm muscles, they can get tight, and as the whole arm muscle group is connected to each other, the pain can travel towards the upper area, in the shoulders and even in the back muscles.

To foam roll your forearms, you can do the following:

  1. Place your foam roller on a table, a desk or a wall
  2. Place your forearm on the ball just below your elbow
  3. Start moving back and forth and side to side to find any tight spots
  4. Flex and relax your forearm to massage your tight spot
  5. Move the foam roller from the inside of your forearm to the outside to cover all areas
  6. Apply as much pressure and for as long as you feel comfortable

If you don’t have a foam roller, you can also use a tennis ball or any other small ball. It will do the trick. 

Can you foam roll biceps?

Although the biceps doesn’t connect to the neck muscles, it can be a major contributor to neck pain, so you need to loosen it up to help it function properly.

To do this through foam rolling, here is a simple exercise:

  1. Place your foam roller on a table or a desk
  2. Lean your chest towards the ground and place your right biceps on the foam roller
  3. Move your biceps back and forth so the foam roller can dig into it
  4. If you find any tight spot, focus on that area 
  5. Flex and relax your biceps to further check for tight spots 
  6. Repeat with the other arm

You can also use a small ball (usually a tennis ball) to do this foam rolling technique.

How do you massage your triceps?

Upper back and shoulder pain can be caused by tightness in your triceps as they are relatively bigger muscles that connect to both joints.

If your triceps are tight, your range of motion will be affected as well, which can also lead to shoulder pain. You can foam roll your triceps in the following way:

  1. Place your foam roller on a table, a desk, or a wall
  2. Lean your chest towards the ground and place your right triceps on the foam roller with you elbow bent upwards, palm towards the ceiling
  3. Use your left arm to press your triceps against the foam roller and rock from side to side slightly
  4. If you find any tight spot, put pressure against that area
  5. Move towards your shoulder and work towards your inner and outer upper arm
  6. Repeat with the other arm 

As with the other foam rolling massages, you can also use a ball to massage your triceps as well.

Conclusion

By foam rolling your arms regularly for some time, you will notice how your muscles will start to loosen up and your flexibility and mobility increasing.

However, you need to make sure you’ve maintained the strength you’ve gained in your arms. 

That’s why it’s important to stretch, foam roll, and activate your muscles regularly, especially muscles you use excessively every day, like your arms.

Targeting the right muscles in your body does not only improve mobility and flexibility but can ultimately help you prevent injuries.

This is part of the reasons why foam rolling has become so popular that even doctors, physicians and professional athletes recommend it. 

Give it a shot yourself, and soon enough you’ll be convinced in the effects it has. 

How to Foam Roll Hamstrings and Improve Your Muscle strength

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If you’ve ever experienced a hamstring, you know that they are uncomfortable. However, it’s also common to experience a hamstring, especially if you’re an athlete.

The cause of hamstring pain can be different – lack of good stretching before exercising, excessive workout or a sudden movement.

All of these can put a strain on the hamstring muscles and even cause them to tear. 

I’m sure many of you must be wondering what exactly is a hamstring? Well, the hamstring is not actually just one muscle.

It’s a group of muscles at the back of your leg, the ones that help you bend your leg at the knee.

When it happens, a lot of people are not even aware that they’re experiencing a tight hamstring, but it can stop you from going about your life as you did previously. 

Causes of tight hamstrings

A tight hamstring can happen from anything, and it’s not only athletes who experience it.

Quite the contrary, people who sit for longer periods of time are also the most common group of people who experiences tight hamstrings.

A tight hamstring can happen from an array of factors and situations: 

  • Insufficient warm-up before exercising, especially strenuous exercising  
  • Weak glutes 
  • Long sitting sessions 
  • Sudden high-intensity workouts 
  • Sudden movements 

How to foam roll hamstrings

One of the simplest and most effective ways to get rid of any tension or pain in your hamstring muscles is foam rolling them.

By hamstring rolling every day, you’ll notice how the pain and pressure slowly start to go away, but you need to do it right.

There are several ways how to foam roll your hamstrings. 

  1. Lower yourself on the floor and extend your left leg in front of you
  2. Bend your right knee so the right foot gets behind you
  3. Place your foam roller beneath your upper left thigh, right below the glute
  4. Place your palms on each side of the foam roller  and roll it so it can start flexing your foot almost to the floor 
  5. Do this for 30 seconds to 1 minute
  6. Repeat the exercise with both legs 

As we previously mentioned, doing regular strengthening exercises will not only make your hamstrings stronger, but it will improve your overall mobility and flexibility.

However, expect to feel sore the first few days after starting with these exercises, as it’s completely normal after activating these muscles.

This is a healing and strengthening process, but your muscles will most likely be sore after the first few sessions.  

Three best hamstring stretches

The hamstring muscle group helps you bend and flex your knee. They also help during running and walking by helping your gluteal muscles extend.

There are a few stretches and exercises you can do to strengthen your hamstring and prevent feeling that tightness and pain in the area. 

By doing some of the following stretches, you can prevent injuries, improve your overall mobility, decrease the soreness in your muscles, even prevent lower back pain. 

The simple hamstring stretch 

This is a basic stretching exercise you can do anywhere and is simple and easy to do. The process is as follows:

  1. Sit on the floor and stretch your legs out straight
  2. Extend your arms and reach as further forward as you can while keeping your knees straight
  3. Stay in this position for 15 to 30 seconds
  4. Go back to your initial sitting position
  5. Repeat this stretch 3 times

 

Standing hamstring stretch

Another simple stretching exercise that can do wonders for the health of your hamstrings. It doesn’t require any equipment and can also be done anywhere.

  1. Stand up straight and place your right foot in front of your left one
  2. Start bending slowly towards your right knee while keeping your knees straight
  3. Stay in this position for 15 to 30 seconds
  4. Stand up straight into your initial standing position
  5. Repeat with the other side (with your left foot in front of your right one) 

 

Towel Hamstring Stretch 

For this stretch, all you need is a towel and an exercise matt (not mandatory). 

  1. Lie on you back
  2. Place a bath towel around your toes and hold it with both your hands by its ends
  3. Lift your leg up by pulling the towel with your hands, while holding your knees straight
  4. Lift your leg as high up as you can until you feel a stretch behind your thigh and your calf
  5. Stay in this position for 15 to 30 seconds
  6. Repeat this stretch 3 to 5 times with both legs

Remember that feeling some tightness and pain in your hamstring muscles will require you to go to the doctor, regardless of how much stretches you do.

These exercises are designed to help you strengthen the muscles and relieve some of the tightness. 

 

Other tips for avoiding hamstring injury

A hamstring injury can be a nasty one, so everyone should try to avoid one from happening to them. Given as healing a hamstring injury is much more difficult than preventing it, you should definitely work towards the latter. Here are some tips on how you can avoid a hamstring injury: 

  • Before any physical activity, make sure you stretch well and warm up your muscles
  • Don’t start with strenuous exercises suddenly. Instead, increase the intensity of your exercises slowly
  • Take a break if you feel any pain or tightness in the back area of your leg, specifically the thigh area
  • Do some stretching and hamstring strengthening exercises

There is no way to be 100% protected against a hamstring injury, but these things can help you minimize the risk of serious hamstring injuries. 

What is the fastest way to loosen tight hamstrings?

Most hamstring strains or tightness are moderate or light, which usually heal on their own.

The only thing you need to do is to rest and not overuse it for some time.

Besides resting, some other things you can do to speed up the healing process are:

  • Ice the area for 20 to 30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours to minimize swelling and/or pain 
  • Use an elastic bandage to compress your leg and reduce swelling
  • When you’re lying or sitting, elevate your leg on a pillow to prevent swelling
  • Do some stretching and strengthening exercises, similar to those we just explained
  • If needed, take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pills

If your hamstring pain is unbearable, please consult a doctor as it may be an indication of a torn muscle, for which you will need surgery. 

Should I roll out my pulled hamstring?

If you’ve pulled a hamstring, don’t use a foam roller for the first 5 days, as it can only worsen the injury. 

Is foam rolling good for tight hamstrings?

Foam rolling helps you relax your muscles and make them stronger, so it’s very helpful with tight hamstrings.

Doing regular foam rolling massages will make your hamstrings both flexible and stronger in several weeks, so it’s recommended you do them if you have weak hamstrings. 

Why do hamstrings get so tight?

Your hamstrings can get tight from an array of things, mainly bad physical movements.

Among the most common causes of tight hamstrings, we can list repetitive movements, poor posture, long sitting sessions, bad warm-up before exercising, and too intense exercises.

Does sitting cause tight hamstrings?

Sitting is among the leading causes of tight hamstrings. Even if you run regularly, if you sit in the same position on your 9 to 5 job, your hamstrings will shorten over time.

So, when you get up or try to use them more frequently, they will feel tight. 

Do foam rollers get rid of knots?

Muscle knots are the areas where your muscles feel the most sensitive and one of the most effective ways to get rid of them is foam rolling.

This is due to a technique called Myofascial Release which helps the release of soft tissue, myofascial adhesions, and fascial restrictions, ultimately relieving pressure in the muscle.

We will explain how to foam roll hamstrings and a few other exercises in this article, so stick with us for a bit longer! 

How do you tell if you pulled your hamstring?

You may have pulled your hamstring if you feel a sudden sharp pain while exercising or doing a sudden movement.

Some indicators of a pulled hamstring can also be swelling or bruising in the back thigh area accompanied by pain.

How do you massage a hamstring with a roller?

Massaging your hamstring with a roller can help you get rid of knots, relax your hamstrings to make them more flexible and strengthen them.

To massage your hamstrings with a foam roller, do the following: 

  1. Sit on the ground and place your foam roller under your thigh
  2. Place your palms on the ground behind you to support the weight of your body
  3. Slowly roll back and forth to feel the area where it feels the tightest 
  4. Once you’ve found the sensitive spot, keep it pressured for around 30 seconds

How long should you roll your hamstrings?

To achieve the maximum effect, you need to roll your hamstring for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each leg.

This is enough time to let your muscles relax and loosen, which will ultimately make them stronger and relieve the tightness you feel. 

Is it bad to stretch a pulled hamstring?

A pulled hamstring can require your doctor’s attention, so it’s advisable not to stretch it before it gets checked to avoid further injuries. 

How to tell if your hamstrings are weak

It’s common that people don’t even notice they have weak hamstrings as it’s not that easy to detect it.

However, there are several ways to test the strength of your hamstrings, which we will explain further below: 

  1. Lie down on our stomach and keep your legs straight. Bend your leg to the knee at a 90-degree angle and ask a partner to try and push your leg back to the ground. This will show you the strength you have in your hamstrings against the pushing power of your partner.
  2. Another way to test the strength in your hamstring muscles is to lay down on your back. Bridge your hips as high as you can and lift your leg up with your toe pointing as high up as you can. Repeat with both legs individually and once you identify the weaker leg, do some hamstring strengthening exercises to make it stronger. 

How long does it take to get flexible hamstrings?

If you regularly do hamstring strengthening exercises and roll foam your hamstrings 5 times a week, it should take from 2 to 4 weeks to start feeling your hamstrings becoming more flexible. 

Conclusion

Although often underestimated, our hamstring muscles play a critical role in our body’s overall mobility and flexibility.

Because of this, it’s important to keep them both healthy and flexible, and this can be done by doing regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular foam rolling and, of course, taking care of your whole body. 

Fortunately, personal trainers and physical therapists are finding more and more ways of strengthening the areas of your body that may cause future problems.

This is how foam rolling became popular. An increasing number of athletes and personal trainers started including foam rolling in their routines which has also led to other categories of people to understand the benefits of it. 

If you believe you have weak hamstrings or feel tightness in the area, try out foam rolling the area or doing some hamstring strengthening exercises. 

XYZ Collagen Review

Having a wrinkles-free face with smooth and soft skin can be very hard to achieve, especially as time goes by and age takes over.

I know that most of us try to cover the imperfections of our skin by simply using makeup but the harsh truth is that the wrinkles are still there after you remove it.

I also know that there are hundreds or maybe even thousands of creams on the market that promise you a solution to your problems.

But before you decide you buy a cream, it’s important to learn why and how wrinkles actually appear.

Also, you should know that there are internal factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles such as the production of collagen and external factors like pollution, solar radiation, and smoking.

Collagen is among the top factors in aging since it’s a protein that is responsible for giving your skin firmness and elasticity.

If your body produces large amounts of collagen, your skin would look amazing all of the time, and the opposite, if it doesn’t, your skin would start to wrinkle.

Our bodies are designed to stop creating additional amounts of collagen once we hit 30 which is the time our skin will need more collagen to prevent the wrinkles from appearing.

Among products that contain collagen, is also the XYZ Smart Collagen that we are going to analyze today with all of its benefits and possible side effects.


XYZ Smart Collagen: What is it?

XYZ Smart Collagen is a collagen-based cream that will give you the much wanted youthful skin.

The goal of the cream is to stop the signs of aging and keep the skin smooth by providing you with the collagen that your skin needs to remain wrinkles-free and elastic. 

By using this cream on a regular basis, your skin will look up to 7.5 years younger and you will have the beautiful skin you always wanted in just 12 weeks.

In addition to this, the cream is 100% organic which means that your skin won’t be damaged by using it at all.


What is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that helps our skin remain healthy.

However, as we grow old, the collagen production in our bodies decreases and as a result, we get wrinkled, thin and damaged skin complexions.

And by the time we reach 40, the collagen production decreases by more than 50 percent so having some kind of cream to maintain the collagen levels in your body is extremely important.

Collagen is in a higher percentage in our body than any other protein because it’s the main component of connective tissues.

This protein helps our skin to look firm and smooth and reduces the aging of the skin at the same time.

The wrinkly skin that we get once we hit 30 or 40, is a signal for old age.

The XYZ Smart Collagen cream has natural ingredients that will boost your skin into producing more collagen so you can look younger longer.


Manufacturer’s Information

The manufacturer of the cream is a brand called Wolfson Berg Limited, a company dedicated to developing beauty products for more than ten years. 

All of the products have been tested and proven to work. They also have amazing customer service and you can contact them via phone, chat or email.


Ingredients

The cream is made from a South African plant named Bulbine Frutescens. The extracts of this amazing plant have two compounds that improve collagen production: 

  • The first compound is the Acetylated Polymannose which is responsible for boosting the collagen production 
  • The second compound is Knipholone which stops the decomposition of the collagen that is already in our body reserves.

The ultimate goal of the cream is to increase the production of collagen and stop the degradation of protein in the body which is essential in the fight to stop the skin from aging.

All ingredients are organic and natural so they will not cause damage to your skin.

The cream is also completely vegan and doesn’t contain any artificial elements, so it’s safe to use by those who have gentle skin as well.


What are the Active Ingredients in XYZ Smart Collagen?

As mentioned previously, the XYZ Smart Collagen uses the extracts of the Bulbine Frutescens- the South African plant made of two major compounds that help the production of collagen and decomposition of the collagen reserves.

Acetylated Polymannose

Known as Acemannan, Acetylated Polymannose is a polysaccharide chain that stimulates the fibroblasts in our skin which later produces high-quality collagen.

The Fibroblasts are actually a fibrous building block of collagen, bone, and cartilage but if they get overstimulated, they can produce too much collagen.

Although this sounds good at first, too much collagen means low-quality collagen that is actually useless for the skin.

Knipholone

Knipholone, the second compound in the XYZ Smart Collagen is the compound responsible for lowering the rate of collagen breakdown and decreasing the production of the low-quality collagen.

This compound works by blocking the leukotriene synthesis, a process responsible for a lot of conditions that cause inflammation.


Other Ingredients

Natural products such as rose water are also part of the XYZ collagen formula.

The company fulfills all of the environmental standards in harvesting the ingredients so the entire product is made naturally and sustainably. Some of the notable certifications of the products include:

  • COSMOS Certified
  • Nagoya Compliant
  • Ecocert Listed
  • Certified Organic

Palm oils and palm kernel oils are never used. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the palm tree and its harvesting has created many environmental problems.

The unchecked harvesting led the palm plantations to expand into massive ecosystems that are threatening some animals into extinction.


What is TGF-?

TGF stimulates fibroblast cells in the skin, causing them to produce more collagen.

It also activates the release of leukotrienes which send excess collagen into the skin.

The XYZ Smart Collagen cream prevents this by controlling the rage of the newly produced collagen and switches the synthesis of leukotriene which means that the collagen production will increase without any harmful side effects.


Are the Ingredients Regulated?

The XYZ Smart collagen is formulated according to the highest industry standards and is a certified natural product made from sustainable materials.

It doesn’t contain artificial ingredients, palm oils or mineral palm and is completely vegan.

The raw materials that are used in the production of the XYZ Collagen are fresh since the company uses a method that involves cold-pressing the plant leaves to extract the maximum amount of pure extract and retain all active compounds.

This is much better than the blade-based methods which can damage all of the active ingredients.


 

Benefits of XYZ Smart Collagen

The XYZ Smart Collagen will help you improve your skin texture by hydrating it which will give it a youthful appearance.

The cream will also decrease wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen, so you can have a firmer and more elastic skin which will ultimately reduce wrinkles.

By using this cream regularly, you will notice soon enough that your skin will begin to tone all traces of flaccidity will disappear.

It also helps tattooed or damaged skin and preventing the appearance of stretch marks.


Does it really work?

This cream was checked many times and the results have proven how its daily use can reduce the aging of the skin.

The results of using it will be seen in the first few weeks of use but you will see the real effects of this cream by the end of 12 weeks of use.

You will have fewer wrinkles and lines on the face, the flaccid skin will lift and your skin will become firmer and more toned thanks to the increased collagen production.

A study was conducted to prove the effects of the cream.

A team of female volunteers used the cream to prove the before and after effects and it was concluded that the XYZ Smart Collagen reduces the effects of aging on the skin by more than 7 years.

At week 12, the tests showed that the women who followed the directions for proper usage got the best results.

The directions included wearing sunscreen, washing their faces twice a day and using the cream on a regular basis.

All women that did this ended up with smoother skin and fewer wrinkles than the others.

Another dermatology test was conducted to confirm the effects of the product. 21 women aged 45 to 65 years were involved in a study controlled by placebo and used the product twice a day for 84 days.

Women that followed the directions showed clear signs of a firmer and smoother skin in all age groups.


Where to Buy XYZ Smart Collagen

Buy the product from the official website to be sure that you are buying an authentic, original product and get a money-back guarantee.

You can easily find the XYZ Smart Collagen in Canada, France, Italy, Australia, Spain, The US, The UK, and New Zealand.

Be careful if you are buying from websites like Walmart, Amazon or eBay.

If you find your local store selling this product, don’t purchase it because the product is only available online.


FAQ

Who Can Use XYZ Smart Collagen?

This product can be used by anyone that wants to reduce the signs of aging. Besides wrinkles, it’s also known to reduce smile lines and fine lines.

The cream can also help you eliminate acne scars, smooth out the rough skin and tighten the sagging skin you have.

There are no known adverse effects to pregnant women their unborn babies and here are plenty of testimonials of pregnant women who used the cream with no side effects.

Is XYZ Smart Collagen Expensive?

This product is one of the very few affordable solutions you can get these days. You can get it for an excellent price from the manufacturers’ website.

You can also get free delivery for all orders in the US. The prices can change so always keep track to know when they offer the best price on the website.

The seller also offers multiple payment methods such as debit and credit card or PayPal.

Shipping fees can be included for buyers outside the US. Wolfson Berg Limited also offers a return policy which requires the buyers to return the product in the 14 days after receipt.

The shipping costs will be covered by the buyer and it has to be returned in its original state without damages.

How Soon Do the Results Show?

Just like any other product, a certain time has to pass before you notice the real results.

But the good thing about this skin solution is that it doesn’t take too long.

According to the XYZ Smart Collagen reviews, many people started noticing a difference in their skin after a few days of applying the cream the first time.

After about 80 days of use, you should see the real benefits.

However, there were people who saw huge benefits in only two weeks of using the cream. it’s also very important that you stay consistent with the cream application.

Does it have side effects?

There are no previous records of side effects while using this cream. It’s important to remember that this cream is made with natural ingredients.

How to use it? 

Apply the cream on your face with gentle upward movements to spread it out.

Apply the cream carefully around the area of the eyes and avoid contact with the lower eyelids. Repeat this process twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.

Are There Any Side Effects of XYZ Smart Collagen?

There are no side effects reported by users. XYZ Smart Collagen is made using high-quality ingredients that meet the standards and it also has many certifications.

Is XYZ Smart Collagen a Scam?

Of course not. With the abundance of case studies, evidence and research, it can be clearly confirmed that the product is not a scam.

Keep in mind that there have been reports of counterfeit products with fake labels that tried to imitate XYZ Smart Collagen, which could be easily found on eBay or Amazon.

It’s important to always order your product directly from the official website of the company.


XYZ Smart Collagen Review: Final Verdict

XYZ Smart Collagen case studies and reviews are proof that this product will give you the wanted results in 12 weeks.

You should use this product by following the exact guidelines above.

Dermatologists advise having a strict daily routine that includes washing your face and neck twice a day and applying the cream afterward.

By doing this, you will remove the dirt on your skin so the cream can penetrate effectively in the pores.

The XYZ Smart Collagen cream has a perfect formula to reduce skin aging.

The powerful ingredients will help you reduce wrinkles and lines, your skin will have improved texture, and you will achieve that youthful look everyone wants.

The product is designed by a reliable company and you can feel free to contact them at any time. 

7 Bone Health Tips to Keep Your Bones Healthy – Prevent Bone Health from Deteriorating and Pain

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Good bone health improves overall health while having weaker bone health can cause physical obstructions and put you at risk of injuries.

There is a common misconception that only elders experience problems and pain with their bones caused by hip, spine and forearm fractures.

However, an increasing number of young people have symptoms of osteoporosis and other bone problems, so it’s crucial to pay attention to bone health and prevent the condition from worsening.

To prevent your bone health from deteriorating and experiencing pain, be on the lookout for the following symptoms.


1. Brittle nails

While having weak and breaking nails is a common appearance and may not seem like an issue, it can be a sign of bad bone health.

The main two reasons for this are collagen and calcium deficiency, so you need to increase the intake of these nutrients to improve your bone and nail health.

To increase calcium levels in your body consume dairy products, berries, green leafy vegetables, kale, soy, sardines, and broccoli.

To increase collagen levels in our body consume dairy products, chicken, fish, beans, and eggs.

You can substitute these foods with food supplements, but only with previous consultation with your doctor.

2. Receding gums

Studies have shown that receding gums are closely connected to worsened bone health.

Women with osteoporosis have shown to be 3 times more likely to have receding gums and lose their teeth at a young age, so if you notice your teeth getting more exposed, we recommend going to your dentist and have them treated.

3. Cramps, pain, and aches

Muscles and bones together form the system that moves our body, so whenever you experience any cramps or pain in the muscle, it can be tied to your bones as well.

A common reason for muscle cramps and pain is vitamin deficiency which can be a cause for bone loss, so if you experience cramps on a frequent basis, seek immediate help from your doctor.

4. Increased heart rate

Your heart is the mover of everything in your body, so everything your body does can be noticed through your heart rate.

Having a heart rate higher than 80 beats per minute can increase the risk of a pelvic, spinal, or hip fracture when getting up from seating positions.

People who spend a lot of their time seating without much physical activity usually have higher heart rates, especially overweight and obese people, so it’s highly advisable to exercise as frequently as possible.

A 30-minute exercise during the day can do wonders for your body and bone health.

5. Alcohol consumption

Too much alcohol is bad for the body, especially for people with problematic bones.

Avoid drinking more than 2-3 ounces of alcohol if your bone health is not at its peak as it will make you more susceptible to both fractures and bone loss at the same time.

6. Smoking

Similar to alcohol, smoking is a known bad habit with bad consequences for the body.

The chemicals found in cigarettes can worsen your bone health and result in the loss of minerals in your body and bone resorption.

This will ultimately lead to an increased risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

7. Medications

Some conditions require taking medications that are bad for the bones, such as asthma, post-menopausal conditions, thyroid medications, and steroids.

These can cause the person to become more susceptible to experiencing joint pain, bone resorption, and osteoporosis.

5 Amazing Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits for Pain Relief and Improving Digestion

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Cayenne is well known as one of the spiciest, but also the healthiest things on the planet.

Besides using it to spice up and add flavor to your dishes, it can be used as medicine to improve various health conditions. 

The curvy pepper mostly comes in the powdered form you probably know better a chili pepper.

In that form, it contains a lot of capsaicin, the ingredient responsible for its hot flavor, as well as vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese and powerful antioxidants.


Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Helps digestion

Cayenne pepper helps your digestive system by stimulating the salivary glands which then produce more saliva and facilitates digestion.

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine has also indicated that cayenne pepper helps deliver valuable enzymes to your intestines, but also makes the stomach stronger against infections which minimize the risk of developing stomach ulcers.

Eases body pain

We mentioned before that cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin.

Capsaicin is very effective against pain, which is why it’s one of the main ingredients in pain-relieving creams.

In addition to this, capsaicin reduces the quantities of a substance called P – chemicals that give pain indication to the brain, which by itself reduces the sensation of pain.

Thanks to these pain-relieving properties, cayenne is effective against arthritis pain, lower back pain, pain after surgery, fibromyalgia and even migraines.

Moreover, according to research conducted by Northwestern University, capsaicin boosts the release of dopamine, more known as the “happy” hormone. 

Prevents cold and flu

Cayenne pepper is very effective against colds and the flu thanks to the antioxidant it carries.

Research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows that capsaicin nasal spray helps provide relief with sneezing, a stuffy nose, postnasal drip, and congestion within 10 minutes after using it. 

The capsaicin helps thin the mucus and stimulate the sinuses, which stimulates proper air circulation and helps you feel better faster. 

Has anti-cancer properties

Cayenne pepper reduces the risk of cancer by preventing the growth of cancer cells shows a study conducted by the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine.

Another study published in the Anticancer Research Journal shows that capsaicin slows and stops the development of cancerous cells in prostate, pancreatic and skin cancer

Improves overall health

Cayenne pepper is a protector of your body’s health overall.

It reduces cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels while also helping your body regulate blood pressure easier and prevent the formation of blood clots. 


Is cayenne pepper good for everyone?

Although cayenne pepper is very healthy for the body, people with heartburn are better off staying away from spicy foods, including cayenne.

It can also cause stomach discomfort, sweating, and a runny nose.

People with sensitive skin are also advised to be careful with the consumption of cayenne pepper as it can cause skin irritation, burning, and itching. 


How do I buy cayenne pepper?

The raw, unprocessed form of cayenne pepper – chilies is always the healthiest form because cayenne pepper can often be mixed with other spices.

The chilies with a bright red or green color and a healthy stem are usually the healthiest, so pick those when you go out for your chili shopping.

Add it to a soup, cooked meal, salad or a sauce. It’s a good addition to any food. 


Find out more

Many other spices share healthy properties as the cayenne.

Turmeric is one of them and its health benefits have become increasingly popular over the past years.

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water for Brighter Skin and Weight Loss

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Many people have a habit of drinking tea in the morning which is not the best thing doctors would recommend.

A better and healthier choice as a morning beverage is warm water.

You’ve probably heard about drinking warm water in the morning previously but never paid much attention to it.

But water, as the essential liquid our body requires can do wonders for our health and wellbeing, especially when consumed warm. 

Consuming water heated to a temperature between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit can help with skincare, migraines, digestion, and promotes weight loss, but also has a lot of other health benefits.

To find out what those benefits are, keep reading our article. 


1. Increases metabolism 

When you drink warm water, your body temperature rises which causes your metabolic rate to increase along with it.

When this happens, your body is able to burn more calories, which in turn results in losing weight. 

If you add lemon to the warm water it will help your digestive system break down adipose tissue (body fat) faster.

Lemons are rich with pectin fiber which also helps you feel fuller with less food, so this way you will be able to control food cravings easier. 

2. Promotes digestion 

Drinking warm water in the morning helps your kidneys and liver to function better.

It also helps break down and digest foods easier and helps your digestive organs to stay hydrated which later on helps them eliminate waste easier. 

3. Helps with constipation 

Good hydration helps prevent bloating, pain in your abdomen and discomfort in your stomach.

Warm water is recommended by doctors to regulate bowel movement and prevent constipation as it motivates your intestines to contract which pushes old waste trapped in them and helps push them out of your body.

4. Keeps you hydrated

benefits-drinking-waterYour whole body benefits from good hydration, especially your digestive system.

Drinking warm water will make you feel fuller and will reduce appetite.

The usual recommendation os eight 8 ounce glasses (around 2 liters) of water for an adult per day. 

5. Better blood circulation

Besides helping your body eliminate fat deposits in your body, warm water helps your body get rid of the accumulated deposits in your nervous system as well.

By being “clean”, blood can flow easier through your veins, you will feel more energized, and your muscles will be looser.

Foods and Home Remedies That Help Remove Uric Acid Crystallization To Prevent Gout and Treat Joint Pain

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Excess uric acid in your bloodstream can cause gout, which is a type of arthritis.

Usually, gouts are followed by sudden severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness of joints, often in the area of the joint at the base of your big toe.

Gout attacks happen without notice and can create a feeling of heat in your toe.

They are caused by a uric acid overload due to an inefficient or excessive creation of waste elimination.

If your kidneys are not capable of destroying the uric acid, crystallization starts to happen and deposits around the joints, which then causes joint inflammation. 

There are things you can do to prevent this from happening and remove the uric acid on your own.

Besides changing your lifestyle and involving a healthy diet with a lot of unprocessed grains; lean meat and seafood; and fresh colorful vegetables and fruits, you should also try to avoid alcohol, processed sugars, and foods with saturated fats. 

To help your body eliminate toxins and excess uric acid, try to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.

Drink herbal teas with honey as your sweetener of choice, natural juices and, of course, water. Try to do some light exercise or any easy physical activities to reduce stress. 


Best Foods To Eat To Prevent And Treat Gout

Some of the foods that can help you get rid of uric acid include:

Flaxseed –  which helps to reduce the serum uric acid.

Curcumin – an anti-inflammatory agent found that is very effective in renal protection. It’s mostly found in turmeric, so you can consume this spice to help against uric acid. 

Bromelain – a nutrient found in pineapples that also has anti-inflammatory properties and analgesic effects


Natural Tonics That Help With Treating Gout

Lemon Water

Drinking lemon water can help you boost the level of alkalinity in your body which will prevent crystallization caused by uric acid. When your body has more alkaline properties rather than acidic properties, it’s healthier and can fight against many damaging conditions, one of which is gout. To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon in 200 ml warm water and drink it every morning after waking up on an empty stomach. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Same as the lemon water, apple cider vinegar also helps increase your body’s alkalinity. The main agent for this is malic acid which helps break down uric acid and discard it from your body. You can mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 200 ml of water and drink the mixture every day before lunch and dinner. 

Baking Soda

Baking soda has properties very effective in reducing uric acid in the body. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water and drink it every day. If you’re experiencing a gout attack, you can add a whole teaspoon of baking soda. 

Hurom Juicer Reviews 2020 Buyer’s Guide – Are They A Waste of Money?

Even though there are plenty of good juicers to choose from, people who expect higher quality and affordable prices are certainly familiar with the Hurom Juicer brand.

This amazing brand makes a variety of juicers including the Hurom Elite cold press juicer and also the Hurom slow juicer, but one of the best sellers is, of course, the Hurom HH Elite series.

The elite series includes vertical juicers that have already received multiple awards but more importantly, customers seem to love them based on the satisfaction reports and reviews.

Getting your nutrients is important so having a juicer really comes in handy. In this article, we will discuss more the Hurom Elite Juicer and you can see whether it fits your needs and standards.


  1. HUROM HZ Slow Juicer

As mentioned, one of the more popular juicers is the Hurom HZ slow juicer that features just about everything that you would expect from a juicer.

This particular one has an extremely durable, stainless steel casing that does a great job protecting it from scratches or any kind of damage but more importantly, it goes well with the modern styled kitchen.

It also features very well-designed LED indicators that you can adjust and control the settings along with the ingredient chute that can be sizeable for all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

The machine itself is very quiet and most of the users find it relieving that there’s no noise as there is with the standard blenders or juicers.

However, the best part of this juicer is definitely the speed.

The Hurom HZ Slow Juicer works in a way by rotating at a speed of 43 revolutions per minute and it is designed to mimic the motion of squeezing a lemon or an orange by hand.

As a result, you will enjoy much faster results and have your fruits and vegetables used maximally.

The juicer can be a little on the expensive side but if you have the budget, this juicer is definitely one to have on your mind.


  1. HUROM H-AE JUICER

If you think that the slow juicer is not the one for you, then, you should see the Hurom H-AE Juicer.

A lot of the features that make this juicer so special is that is extremely easy to clean, it features a stylish design and also imitates the process of hand squeezing a fruit.

Although it is quite similar to the HZ slow juicer, there are some things to be considered about this version of the juicer.

When comparing the two, it seems like they are basically the same and the customers have a hard time choosing which one comes to the top of the list.

At the end of the day, HZ Slow Juicer won the hearts of many of the people because there were many issues reported with the H-AE juicer in one series.

H-AE does get out a huge yield from the ingredients you use but the pulp is quite damp compared to the HZ slow juicer which means that a little juice was stuck in the fruits and vegetables still.

Other than that, it is still a great juicer that a lot of people were lucky to have bought it.


  1. HUROM HH-SBB11 JUICER – BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

This particular juicer was picked as the best juicer for the money since it is much more affordable than the previous two options while still being equally good at performing and remaining top quality.

The Hurom HH-SBB11 juicer does not really have the ‘’hand squeezing’’ effect as the two previous ones did but it does operate at a very gradual pace and produces juices that are super rich in flavor and nutrients.

The great thing about it is that it features a self-cleaning option and includes a safety lock, ensuring the machine will only operate if all of the parts are securely placed and fastened so it can work properly.

Some wonder why this juicer didn’t win the hearts of people as the other two did.

There are a few reasons for it.

The first thing is that there were some struggles with it with softer fruits and vegetables as kiwi.

Also, it produces a lot more pulp than the other two which of course, is not as important to some but it sure is for those who want to get the maximum nutrients and juices from their fruits and vegetables.

If we put this aside, the HH-SBB11 juicer is still an appealing option and is lower cost compared to the two other juicers for the buyers that want a quality juicer and still save up some money.


  1. HUROM HP SLOW JUICER, MINT                    

What is interesting about the Hurom HP Slow juicer is that it doesn’t use any blades.

Many of the customer reviews said that they bought it to try it out and months later are still using it for most of the daily juicing tasks without any trouble at all.

The personal series such as the HP juicers are designed to meet the everyday juicing needs of a person while at the same time, is designed out of 100% BPA free materials.

Hurom’s Ultem strainer is probably 8 times better quality than any other plastic and there are no sharp edges in the machine that make the machine dangerous to use.

There’s a strong safety sensor that allows operation when the chamber is assembled correctly in the machine.

The cooling system of the machine features an integrated heat vent that prevents overheating and there’s also a fitting sized feed chute that will keep the ingredients easily.

The juicer is perfect for hard and soft produce including citrus fruits, nuts, and leafy greens and you can even make sorbets with great yield.

Hurom has a 150 watt AC motor that is extremely quiet and the rotating speed reaches 43 RPM which maintains that perfect, peaceful environment.

It is also exceptionally easy to clean and does come with a 10-year warranty for motor and 2-year warranty for the parts.


  1. HUROM H-AA SLOW JUICER

Getting a quiet juicer or blender means a whole lot these days.

Just like the other Hurom juicers, this model has a very low noise level so you can easily get up early in the morning, make yourself a great cup of juice without having to worry that you woke up somebody.

TheHurom H-AA slow juicer also uses the latest technology of the brand that meets all the juicing needs that a person has.

It comes in a very modern design and is available in three colors.

The juicer is quite sturdy and is made of impact-resistant ABS material with a strong Ultem strainer.

These features of the juicer are made out of strong plastic which is 8 times stronger than average usage.

Once you purchase your juicer, you will get three new strainers as well.

The strainers allow for a pulp-free juice while there’s also a course strainer as well which comes in handy when you want to make smoothies, soups or simply enjoy a little pulp in your juice.

You can also make delicious food for your little one or stir up some amazing frozen fruit desserts when you are craving for a healthy but tasty dessert.

The juicer comes with a control lever which results in maximum compaction.

By using the lever you can extract more juice and will have an easier time opening the hopper when the lever is closed by half because the positioning will help release the pressure in the chamber. Once you open the lever, you will get a clean chamber.

When you buy the juicer you will also get a Tofu mold along with a recipe book with hundreds of delicious recipes!


  1. HUROM H101 EASY CLEAN SLOW JUICER

The cold press juicer by Hurom is loved by the customers that don’t want to waste their time cleaning the machine. the entire cleaning up of the juicer is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes.

Unlike some of the other models, you won’t have to scrub the small strainers to remove the remaining pulp.

The new design of the strainers includes long grooves that will make your job easier and you will only have to rinse the parts in water and that is the entire cleaning process.

The pulp outlet of this juicer is also extremely easy to clean.

You just have to open the outlet up to 180 degrees which makes it easy to clean the chamber by simply removing the pulp.

What the customers also enjoy is that they don’t have to deal with messy counters all the time because of the design of the juicer.

The juice outlet along with the chamber has a 3-degree tilt for easy pouring which why you are less likely to spill the juice.

The juicer has two plastic strainers together and produces a slightly more airy and smooth juice compared to the other Hurom models.

You will get a higher yield with this juicer because of the slow squeeze technology thanks to its technology that delivers fresh and unprocessed juice.


  1. HUROM H-AI-SBB20 SLOW JUICER

This model of the Hurom juicers is a slow juicer as well with a self-feeding hopper.

This kind of juicer is really simple and convenient to use since it has an automatic blade that pushes the ingredients down which makes the entire process effortless.

The juicer is wonderful for people that are in a hurry since it’s faster than the previous juicers that we described before.

It rotates at 60 RPM while the others have a speed at 43 RPM but you can still get the needed nutrients and fresh juice because the juicer utilizes the same squeezing motion.

This model has a very smart design with multiple user-friendly features.

Despite the self-feeding hopper, the juicer has a pretty clever pulp outlet that can be discharged vertically which is why the container is below the chamber.

This design makes up for a great space-saver on your counters.


  1. HUROM HZ SLOW JUICER

If you are tired of dealing with juicers that deliver wet pulp, then you should get the Hurom HZ Slow juicer.

It is specifically designed to extract every possible drop out of the fruit or vegetable which will leave you with a bone-dry pulp.

The juicer will provide you with some great juice yield and there will be no waste.

It has a very low-speed motor and a silent AC which you can use at any time of the day.

What makes this one special is that it can handle multiple juicing actions for thirty minutes and you will always get a new course and fine ice cream strainer that you use to make up different recipes and make different variations of the juice.


  1. HUROM H-AF SLOW JUICER

Hurom claims that this juicer has a ‘’supercar design’’ because the outer case of the juicer was designed by the business unit of the world-renowned Italian design firm that is responsible for Maserati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. 

What also makes this juicer different is the fact that it combines the slow juicing technology and wonderful machinery design.

The juicer is versatile enough and can handle anything from fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens and you can even use nuts and soybeans to create nut-based milk.

It also has an inner spinning brush that is designed to reduce the clogging of the machine and will shorten the cleanup time.


Hurom’s Slow Squeeze Technology

The Hurom juicers offer superior juicing results compared to their competitors on the market as mentioned above.

The slow squeeze technology of Hurom is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the mastication technique.

The juicers work quite slow and ensure that the juicer produced as much nutrients as possible and high-quality juice.

This includes the nutrients that are prone to rapid oxidation such as Vitamin C.


How Does A Hurom Juicer Work?

In order to understand how juicers work, we first must explain the difference between centrifugal juicers and mastication ones.

Mastication juicers work by squeezing and crushing fruits and vegetables and therefore produce juice.

The Centrifugal ones work by spinning the ingredients at a very high speed and separate the juice from the pulp.

The Hurom juicers work on a slow method by gently crushing the ingredients in order to get to the juice that contains a lot of nutrients.

They push the pulp through in a special strainer which is designed to separate as much juice as possible so the users can get high yields and dry pulp.

Once this process id did, you are ready to enjoy your delicious juice.


Pros of Hurom Juicers

The Hurom juicers have very powerful motors. One major element of importance is the powerful motor design.

This makes sure that the juicer can handle hard fruits and vegetables.

Another great feature of the Hurom juicers is the standard 10-year warranty on their motors and they offer a 2-year warranty on other parts.

The Hurom juicers use the mastication method in order to extract the juice and this will give you the improved nutrition and increased juice yield.

The compact design of the juicers another important element for people that have very limited cabinet space.

Most of the juicers can fit in a standard cupboard when not in use.

Another great advantage is that the juicers are BPA free and this is a great benefit for everyone that is concerned about harmful and chemical exposure.


Cons Of Hurom Juicers

The negative side of the juicers includes the long juicing time. it takes longer to produce your juice because of the slow juicing technology that helps to give you a high juice yield and as many nutrients as possible.

Another drawback of the juicers is that they can be a little bit costly compared to other brands and models.

BUYER’S GUIDE

In this article, you will learn about everything you need to know before you decide to buy a juicer and you will find it extremely helpful if you read the reviews of the product and decide which juicer to buy.

  1. Size

Of course, you should always consider the size of the juicer especially if you have a smaller space or a smaller cabinet.

Choose something that will fit in your kitchen workspace or cabinet and make sure that you put it in a position that will be easy to handle the amount of juicing that you want to do.

  1. Quiet operation

Some juicers can get extremely loud. Always look for a model that has low noise levels and enjoy your juice early in the morning or late at night without having to wake anybody or stress over loud noise.

  1. Ease of use

Make sure you always get a new juicer that will be easy to use. You don’t want a juicer that is difficult to assemble and disassemble.

Setting up the juicer has to be easy to handle because you will be taking each part out to clean it up quite often. 

Some juicers even have simple features that will enhance your entire experience so control the titled chambers and levers that will make the usage of the machine easy.

  1. Easy cleanup

Maybe one of the most important things to look for in a juicer, is how easy it is to clean.

Some juicers can be messy and hard to clean, especially for the strainers.

Hurom juicers have elongated grooves for quick pulp removal and there are other models of the juicers that have self-cleaning mechanisms that will lessen your clean up.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are the juicers dishwasher safe?

Most of the pieces of the juicers can be washed in a dishwasher. There are some sensitive parts such as the screen that require hand washing.

Do I have to cut ingredients before feeding into Hurom juicer?

Some of the ingredients that you will use in your juicer may require a little trim down and if this is the case you should simply cut them into smaller pieces before putting them into the juicer.

Are Hurom juicers suitable for making nut milk?

The Hurom juicers are perfectly suited for processing nuts into milk.

Why should I drink cold-pressed juice?

Cold-pressed juice has a lot more nutrients and you will get a high level of vitamins and enzymes unlike the other types of juice.

How long can I preserve cold-pressed juice?

Cold-pressed juice can last from 2 to five days but you should not store the juice for more than three days because it will lose most of its nutritional value and vitamins with each day that passes.

What are the benefits of regular juicing?

The regular intake of fresh juice will do wonders for your digestive system, especially if you are on a diet that often consists of processed foods. Although you might notice a few changes initially, you will fully experience the juicing effects after 14 days including:

  • less bloating
  • high level of energy
  • improved bowel movement
  • improved skin

Final Verdict

With a powerful motor and a strong brush system, the Hurom Elite is a high-quality juicer for anyone that wants to make a lot more juice.

You can even mix drinks right in the juicer without the need of other pre-mixing.

It will produce a huge amount of dry pulp which will only be an indicator of how much juice is being extracted from the ingredients.

The safety features will make sure that you won’t injure yourself or the machine during the process of making a juice.

This should seem like a deal-breaker for those that are safety conscious and that looked for a juicer that can function well.

The Hurom Elite juicers will work on multiple foods such as berries, apples, and oranges but will also work with leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

This can be done because of the slow-turning auger and with the stop valve you can pour and juice nuts and soybeans to make milk or other drinks.

The pulp control dial will help you customize the degree of the juice extracted from the pulp and this is important for the different kinds of juices.

The slow juicer will make quality juice for people that need their daily dose of nutrients and vitamins with high-quality technology.

Hurom is a leading brand of juicers and can remain clog-free for many years thanks to its rotating brushes.

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