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What Is Progressive Overload & Why Does It Matter?

There are many reasons why people may want to include progressive overload into their lifting routine, but many choose to implement it when they experience a plateau. If you’ve been diligently working out and sticking to a prescribed lifting regimen performing the same movements and weight, but just can’t seem to bump up in numbers,… read more

The Potential Benefits of Beta-Alanine Supplementation For Cyclists

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking for a way to level up your performance or a professional one chasing a competitive edge, beta-alanine supplementation has shown a promising role in muscle endurance for high-intensity activities. Learn more about this amino acid and how it may support your training goals. What is Beta-Alanine? Beta-alanine is a… read more

Is Fat Loss A Goal? Try The NEAT Method

Level up your physical goals with Proven 4! If you have a goal weight or a specific body fat percentage you want to reach, there’s a good chance you’ve adjusted your diet and training program. But beyond the broccoli and chicken dinners and leaving a little bit of your soul on the mat after every… read more

10 Myths About Pre-Workout Supplements

Pre-workouts have always been popular among athletes to help boost energy and athletic performance. They typically come as a powdered substance that you mix with water and drink before exercising. Although pre-workouts are meant to benefit your nutrition and performance, there’s a lot of misleading information about them. This can make it a challenge to… read more

Wellness Support From Your Kitchen: Bay Leaves

This flavorful herb is for more than just soup! Amongst your dried spices, your kitchen pantry likely has bay leaves. Bay leaves are used widely in cooking, and called for in a variety of soups and sauces. We know they turn the bland and boring into delicious, edible meals, but do bay leaves do anything… read more

Practicing Stress Management For Improved Fitness

Not seeing results in your workouts? Perhaps it’s related to stress! Training hard and working out has as much of an aesthetic appeal as a mental and emotional one — people want to look good, while benefiting their mental health. And while exercising is just one avenue to combat stress, it’s vital to reduce stress… read more

Taking Your Fitness Outdoors

It’s spring, so why not emerge from hibernation by exercising outdoors?! If you’ve felt cooped up indoors and antsy because you’re confined to a specific square footage when the weather is drab and cold, you can begin to thaw out and soak in the sunshine with the emergence of spring! And while there’s nothing more… read more

The Dreaded Foot Cramp

Are foot cramps keeping you from your best night’s sleep? If you’ve ever had a foot cramp that wakes you from your peaceful slumber, you know how alarming and painful they can be. The tightening or knotting seems to come from nowhere, and can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes.  Proven4 supports athletes… read more

What Is Mouse Shoulder?

Curious about the source of your neck and shoulder pain? It could be mouse shoulder! As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, aches, pains, and discomfort are no stranger. You train extremely hard, and as your body and muscles recover, there’s no doubt you incorporate your arsenal of recovery efforts including ice baths, Epsom salt soaks,… read more

Sinus Support With Pressure Points

Promote sinus wellness this season! ‘Tis the season for sniffles, sinus pressure, and congestion, but with the help of a few pressure points, you can better support your sinuses and be able to breathe clearly again! Don’t let sinus pressure get in the way of your workouts this season. Pressure points stem from Traditional Chinese… read more

Wellness Over The Holidays: Thanksgiving Edition

Cultivate gratitude and healthy choices this Thanksgiving! The holiday season has officially begun, which means an influx of celebrations that aren’t always kind to our regularly scheduled wellness routines. Thanksgiving is no exception — the average Thanksgiving meal can top 3,000 to 4,000 calories — so for those who have goals, the food and drinks… read more