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The Unorthodox Exercise Position that Strengthens Your Core and Improves Your Posture

Many people don't think twice about the position from which they perform an exercise. The difference between, say, a Standing Shoulder Press and a Sea...

Optimizing Energy Transfer in Your Lacrosse Shot

While I continue to study and analyze the game of lacrosse, I have had the opportunity to identify several specific movement patterns necessary to be...

Never Bench Press With Your Feet in This Position

I don't like using the terms never, everyone, and always when discussing any topic related to fitness. Why? Because, generally, it's arcane and short...

7 Ways to Fix Back Pain

Many of us have experienced back pain at some point in our lives (slowly raises hand). Even people who regularly work out and take care of their b...

2 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Anterior pelvic tilt is not always a bad thing. According to Mike Boyle, co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (Woburn, Massachusetts...

What You Need to Know About Tiger Woods' Back Injury

Tiger Woods back injury has proven he is no longer himself. From withdrawing from the Bridgestone Invitational to missing the cut at the PGA...

How to Fix 4 Common Tight Areas in Your Body

With all the controversy surrounding pre-workout passive stretching and it's negative effects on performance, many trainers and coaches have shifted...

The Most Important Muscle You've Never Heard Of

The human body is an integrated system. One small issue can throw the entire system out of whack. And sometimes, the root cause can be hard to fin...

Joel Embiid's Back Injury Should Not Keep Him From Going No. 1 in the NBA Draft

A Kansas Jayhawk will be the number one pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Andrew Wiggins or his teammate center Joel Embiid are the most likely choices....

Train Your Core Like a Pro Without Getting Hurt

The hanging knee raise and wheel roll-out are two staple core exercises commonly used by pro athletes to build dynamic stability and strength in the...