How to Clean a Gym Bag

Your gym bag can begin to become a sweaty, smelly mess if you do not properly clean it out on a regular basis. Cleaning it frequently prevents germs and bacteria from forming, and ensures that it and your clothes don’t begin to stink. The last thing you want is to become the smelly guy in the gym!How to Wash Your Gym Bag1) Take everything out of the bag, including the plastic piece in the bottom.2) Give the bag a few hours to air out with nothing in it before you clean.3) Wash the bag down with very hot water and a mild soap.4) Let the bag air dry by putting on a flat surface such as a table.5) After its dry, wipe it down with anti bacterial wipes everywhere including the handles.6) After wiping down, let dry again and you are good to go!7) Re-pack your bag for your next workout with all your supplements from Meathead Mania, including Muscleology.For best results, you should repeat this process about once a month to maintain an optimum level of cleanliness. While this task is a bit time consuming, it is worth the reward. Keeping your workout gear clean is important on a personal level, but you also don’t want to continue to use a gym bag that is full of bacteria. Unfortunately, far too many people do not take the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen. Take the steps today and get on to your next workout.

S&P 500 Rallies As U.S. Dollar Pulls Back Towards Weekly Lows

Key Insights
The strong pullback in the U.S. dollar provided significant support to stocks.
Treasury yields have pulled back after touching new highs, which served as an additional positive catalyst for S&P 500.
A move above 3730 will push S&P 500 towards the resistance level at 3760.
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Pfizer Rallies After Announcing A Huge Price Hike For Its COVID-19 Vaccines
S&P 500 is currently trying to settle above 3730 as traders’ appetite for risk is growing. The U.S. dollar has recently gained strong downside momentum as the BoJ intervened to stop the rally in USD/JPY. Weaker U.S. dollar is bullish for stocks as it increases profits of multinational companies and makes U.S. equities cheaper for foreign investors.

The leading oil services company Schlumberger is up by 9% after beating analyst estimates on both earnings and revenue. Schlumberger’s peers Baker Hughes and Halliburton have also enjoyed strong support today.

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna gained strong upside momentum after Pfizer announced that it will raise the price of its coronavirus vaccine to $110 – $130 per shot.

Biggest losers today include Verizon and Twitter. Verizon is down by 5% despite beating analyst estimates on both earnings and revenue. Subscriber numbers missed estimates, and traders pushed the stock to multi-year lows.

Twitter stock moved towards the $50 level as the U.S. may conduct a security review of Musk’s purchase of the company.

From a big picture point of view, today’s rebound is broad, and most market segments are moving higher. Treasury yields have started to move lower after testing new highs, providing additional support to S&P 500. It looks that some traders are ready to bet that Fed will be less hawkish than previously expected.

S&P 500 Tests Resistance At 3730

S&P 500 has recently managed to get above the 20 EMA and is trying to settle above the resistance at 3730. RSI is in the moderate territory, and there is plenty of room to gain additional upside momentum in case the right catalysts emerge.

If S&P 500 manages to settle above 3730, it will head towards the next resistance level at 3760. A successful test of this level will push S&P 500 towards the next resistance at October highs at 3805. The 50 EMA is located in the nearby, so S&P 500 will likely face strong resistance above the 3800 level.

On the support side, the previous resistance at 3700 will likely serve as the first support level for S&P 500. In case S&P 500 declines below this level, it will move towards the next support level at 3675. A move below 3675 will push S&P 500 towards the support at 3640.

Can Fitness Clothing Affect Your Workout?

Fitness takes a lot of dedication and motivation to continue towards a healthy lifestyle. Many women have specific things that keep them motivated and make them want to work out more to benefit their health and keep them fit.Fitness clothing is meticulously designed to tailor your workout and activity, but is there real benefits? Aside from the obvious comparisons between wearing a pantsuit in comparison to running pants there are other benefits.As we all know a lot of our attitude towards exercise is based on our own body image and confidence, especially when working out in public. Many women swear that when they put on a workout outfit that they believe to be flattering, appropriate and fashionable, they feel much more motivated to exercise. Especially for women taking an exercise class. Standing in from of a room of mirrors with nothing to look at but yourself and others around you can play havoc with your confidence and looking good can be the difference between getting fit and staying in bed with some pizza!Other benefits of workout clothes are less psychological and more scientific. As mentioned before, you wouldn’t work out in a pantsuit and blazer. Sportswear is designed to fit the contours of the body in a way that minimizes bulk and allows flexibility. Take an exercise like yoga. This is an activity that requires a lot of flexible movement from the body and therefore a form-fitting stretchy fabric is essential not only to allow the body to move without restriction but to make sure the pose or movement is performed correctly.Another instance where workout clothing can really affect your workout is within the realm of sports bras. Women can experience pain and discomfort when vigorously exercising without any support for their chest and a sports bra can be the answer to this. Women with larger chests have often complained that they cannot exercise like a man for example but once they have found the appropriate sports bra they feel much more supported and able to move freely. Sports bras are made in a variety of intensities also making each one appropriate for different exercise and sports.Arguably most important is footwear in exercise. The body takes on a lot of strain when exercising especially when running or playing sports. The knees and joints are very important to keep healthy and therefore the right shoe is essential. Sports shoes are also tailor made to enhance specific activities. Running shoes are very supportive and can come with a lot of cushioning whereas hiking shoes will have a lot more grip and ankle support.Different fabrics also enhance our workout to help reduce and disperse sweat. This keeps the body more free of toxins and keeps us cool as we exercise.Workout clothing can really make a difference to a workout both mentally and physically, when we look good we feel good and when we feel good we look good. With a little help from our sportswear, we can achieve both.