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'Neutral Spine' Defined: How Your Back Should Be Positioned When You Lift Weights

A neutral spine refers to the ideal spinal position you should try to maintain all day, every day. Whether you're an athlete or a desk worker, knowi...

By: Andy Haley

3 Ways to Fix Bad Squat Form

Why Does Back Squatting Feel Awkward? Back Squatting tends to make its way into most strength and conditioning programs. So why is this exercise...

By: Mike Sirani

5 Ways to Avoid Dangerous Ab Rollout Mistakes

The ab wheel rollout is an advanced core strengthening exercise that teaches core-bracing techniques – similar to the plank. While the rollout is fairly...

By: Sherwin Vasallo

5 Painfully Common Mistakes That Make Core Workouts Useless (or Worse)

Walk into any gym in America and you're likely to see a bunch of really bad core training ideas—Crunches, Side Bends, "ab finishers." Often you'll...

By: Andy Haley

9 Exercises That Improve Spinal Health

Back pain can be debilitating to the point that you're unable to do anything, let alone participate in sports. At some point in our lives, we'll be hit...

By: Chris Cooper