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Kids Play Fewer 'Pick-Up Games,' and it's Hurting Youth Sports

Pick-up games. They used to be a staple in the lives of American children. Get a group of kids together, grab a ball, and go play. It was a sanctua...

The 6 Greatest 'Flu Games' in Sports History

Being sick is certainly no fun. Your head hurts. Your stomach aches. All you're really capable of doing is lying on the couch. But for a...

Dumbbell Push Press: How-To, Benefits and Common Mistakes

The Dumbbell Push Press is a variation of the traditional Barbell Push Press that develops lower-body power, shoulder strength and shoulder size. Read...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

3 Exercises to Rehab a Groin Pull

A twist to the right, a sharp turn  or a pivot could set you up to score—or mess up your groin. Ranging from mild strains to sports-induced hernias...

4 Things Every Sports Parent Should Do After a Game

Parenting an athlete. Sounds fun and simple, right? Just get them to practice on time, eat well, sleep enough, and cheer them on from the stands....

How Football Sizes Change at Each Level of the Sport

Footballs come in several sizes to accommodate athletes of different ages. Younger athletes use smaller balls, and the football sizes gradually increase...

7 Exercises That Safely Build Shoulder Strength

Many exercises can develop strong shoulders. Some are great. Others, not so much. The shoulder is one of the most sensitive joints in the body....

Do These 3 Upper-Body Plyos Instead of Plyo Push-Ups

Plyo Push-Ups and Clap Push-Ups are popular upper-body plyometric exercises. They appear to be the upper-body equivalent of jumping, and they look sup...

The 12 Best RDL Variations

The Romanian Deadlift—also known as the RDL and Straight-Leg Deadlift—is the lesser-known cousin of the Deadlift. Although you may not see it ...

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