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Smarter Exercise Selection for Athletes Made Simple

The job of a physical preparation coach is to improve performance and reduce the risk of injuries.One of the easiest ways to do this is to practice...

A Field Guide to Weird Looking Weightlifting Bars

  It's usually propped up in a broom closet with the cleaning supplies. If it's not there, I can sometimes find it near a power rack. Most guy...

4 Best Glute Exercises You're Not Doing

If you want to run fast, jump high, change direction on a dime, or just be explosive, then you need a strong pair of glutes. The hips are where the...

Top 5 Upper Trap Exercises You've Never Heard Of

Having a set of well-developed traps sitting on top of your shoulders is impressive to look at and can really echance the look of a muscular upper body....

8 Exercises to Improve Lower-Body Strength

Strong legs can make you an asset on the playing field. If you want to be fast, agile and resilient in your sport, your best option is to strengthen...

How to Manage Neck Pain

Imagine being a baseball pitcher with a numb hand, a running back with neck pain, or a baseball player who can't turn his head to the right. All of ...

The Running Back Workout

If you're going to be a running back, you have to realize that you will likely be at a size disadvantage compared to the linemen who are intent on...

In A Time Crunch? 5 Strength Exercises For Fast Results

Sometimes we have time to grind out hour-long workouts. At other times, our hectic schedules barely allow us thirty minutes. In the life of an ...

Alternative Uses for a Trap Bar

The trap bar, also known as a hex bar, is becoming more popular in weight rooms. It is commonly used only for Deadlifts and Shrugs, but I have found...

Lower-Body Workout for Bigger and Stronger Legs

Nearly every sport is played on the feet, so athletes must have strong and powerful legs. Yet, many work their upper bodies three days a week and de...

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