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Emerging Technologies that are Disrupting the World of Sports

Learn what emerging sports technology Myles Grote, Chief Product Officer, has been monitoring at Upper Hand. I’ve been very excited to see how much success and as a result, capital, has been in the Connected Fitness movement. A few things really excite me about the future of CF, and those are the potential applications of AR/VR and whether or not CF will move from consumer fitness to sports training. I see a future where people work out in the metaverse and where the boutique fitness experience is literally recreated with friends thousands of miles away, but right next to you via AR or VR. There are very exciting things ahead in this area.

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10 Surprising Facts about the Olympics

Learn ten fun facts about the Olympics as you prepare to cheer on Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. After being postponed a year due to COVID-19, it is finally time to celebrate athletic success at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympic Games marks only the 4th time the modern Olympics have been cancelled–the other dates being 1914, 1940, and 1944 due to World Wars I and II.

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Top 3 Sports + Fitness Takeaways from Apple WWDC

Within the Health App, users will be able to access information like trends, lab results, and walking steadiness. Apple also unveiled Health Sharing, where users can share this health data securely with medical professionals, while maintaining privacy. In addition, Health Sharing also allows users to share and receive health data within their family networks – all from their fingertips.

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Run Faster, Lift Heavier: The Ultimate Workout Playlist

There are a number of elements that make for a successful workout song, from the lyrics to the tempo; but, all boil down to the energy of the song. So, we took to our Instagram to ask you what songs power you up for a great workout. As a result, here is a list of 40 powerful workout songs that make up Upper Hand’s ultimate workout playlist, as curated by the Upper Hand Fam! 

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The Top Fitness Trends to Watch For in the Next Year

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine releases an annual report of top fitness trends within the ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. This research utilizes survey results of over 4,300 health and fitness professionals to determine top fitness trends worldwide. Without a doubt, the pandemic has greatly impacted this year’s results, so let’s take a look at some of the top fitness trends to watch for in the coming months.

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How Smart Home-Gym Equipment Has Disrupted the Fitness Industry

While at-home fitness equipment has been around for years, a recent boom in smart home-gym technology has disrupted the industry tremendously. With many consumers opting to suspend gym memberships in the midst of COVID-19, smart at-home fitness equipment has helped fill the void of that in-gym experience. However, the dusty old treadmill in the basement just can’t compare to the equipment that is saturating the market today.

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Ultimate Ranking of the Best At-Home Fitness Equipment

Over the past year, we have seen explosive growth in the at-home fitness industry, with new pieces of home gym equipment popping up left and right. While we’re likely all familiar with the likes of Peloton, Mirror, or Tonal, there have been so many new entries to the market, especially since the pandemic led a digital transformation of fitness.

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Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

This week kicks off the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, leading into the culmination of March Madness — the National Championship game. The Final Four is one of the most anticipated and action-packed weekends in college sports, where millions of fans will tune in to games to watch Cinderella stories unfold and root on the teams that will push their brackets to the top of the rankings. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament this year, we put a list together of sixteen sweet March Madness stats that you probably haven’t heard before.

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The Top Face Masks for Working Out

The CDC recommends face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fitness centers and gyms are beginning to reopen with mask mandates in place, which means finding the best workout mask is key to having a comfortable–and successful–workout. But, not all face masks make the cut. When choosing the best face mask to wear to the gym, it’s important not only to consider the functionality and protection the mask provides, but also aspects such as breathability and fit.

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