How core training can reduce the chance of sustaining an ACL injury.
The rupture of an athlete’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is painful and distressing. It requires surgery to repair and then a lengthy rehabilitation process before the athlete can return to [...]
5 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Soccer Skills
Here are five tips (and 5 accompanying exercises) for soccer players to elevate their game in the weight room.
Why Strengthening Your Core May Not Help Your Back Pain
Go ahead, strengthen your "core," but let's stop telling people it's the reason why their back pain hasn't gone away.
The Side Plank Test That Humbled Me in a Hurry
Your core is more than just your abs. Athletic definitions of the “core” often include muscles not only in your abdomen, but also your pelvis, hips, lower back, butt and [...]
The Bird Dog Row: Can You Conquer This Badass Exercise?
Think your core strength is on point? Time to test yourself with the Bird Dog Row. By performing a Single-Arm Row from a Bird Dog position, the Bird Dog Row, [...]
3 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Exercises to Relieve Low-Back Pain
At least 80 percent of Americans will experience low-back pain in their lifetime. But you are not powerless against it. A few intelligent exercises can relieve or prevent feelings of [...]
How to Instantly Tell if Your Planks are Lame or Legit
Tell Dr. Matt Stevens you can hold a Plank longer than say, 30 seconds, and you'll likely wind up with a challenge. The Perfect Plank Challenge. “We often get a [...]
How Overcomplicated ‘Core Training’ Is Making Athletes Worse
With the rise of social media and the increasing devaluation of the term “functional,” core training is broader than ever. Surf Instagram and you’ll find literally thousands of different moves [...]
THROWBACK: At 38 Years Old, Drew Brees Believes His Best Football is Still Ahead of Him
The following article first appeared on STACK in July 2017. At the time, Brees and the Saints were coming off three consecutive 7-9 seasons, and many believed his glory days in [...]
The Core Exercise WWE and NXT Superstars Swear By
There’s no shortage of impressive physiques in the WWE. Bulging biceps, ginormous thighs and, of course, ripped six-packs are frequently on display inside the squared circle. To get abs like [...]