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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...

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...

The Best Ab Exercises For a Great Ab Workout

Everyone wants great abs. But if you're spending hour after hour hammering out hundreds of traditional Crunches, your ab workout needs an updat...

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...

Why Athletes of All Ages Should Utilize Dead Bugs

What exactly is a Dead Bug? Despite the funny name, Dead Bugs should be regarded as a very important exercise for any athlete, regardless of traini...

The 7 Best Exercises For a Killer Swiss Ball Workout

Swiss Balls are a tremendous training tool. When used correctly, these simple spheres can help build a stronger, leaner and more resilient body. Th...

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