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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...

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 ...

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 exerci...

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. ...

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'l...