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3 Popular Core Exercises a Pro Athlete Would Never Do (And What to Do Instead)

"As an athlete, period, your core is like the friggin' engine. It triggers everything, it gets everything going. Guys can be as big as they want in th...

Add Instability to Dead Bugs to Increase Core Strength

Strengthening your core is a hard while trying to coordinate your limbs simultaneously up, down-and-out all the while keeping your chin pulled in and...

Just Watching LeBron's Ridiculously Difficult Core Exercise Will Make Your Abs Hurt

When LeBron James elevates for a rim-rattling dunk or an electrifying chase-down block, he's producing thousands of watts of power. The ability to gen...

3 Reasons Why Swimmers Need Strength Training

Swimming is a unique sport. It's one of the only sports where you don't have to be upright and controlling your body against gravity. Because of this,...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

This Modification Makes Russian Twists Way More Effective (and Safer!)

The Russian Twist is a popular core exercise that improves oblique strength and definition. The exercise, typically performed with a medicine ball, in...

Why The Reverse Crunch Is Your Shortcut to Six-Pack Abs

Reverse Crunches are a much better use of your time than traditional Crunches. Traditional Crunches put unnecessary pressure on your spine. Reverse...

3 Oblique Workouts That Build a Strong (and Ripped) Core

You'd be hard pressed to go into a gym without seeing someone perform some type of oblique workout, rep after rep of twisting and/or side bending exer...

Rotational Chops: The Key to Increasing Your Throwing and Swinging Power

In order to improve rotational power, which is essential for any rotational athlete (that includes you who only plays golf on weekends), it has to first...

2 Workouts That Will Build an Athletic Core

Make Core Training a 2017 Sports Performance and Fitness Resolution Priority By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Weak abdominal, groin, lower and middle back...

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