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10 Commandments of Injury Prevention

Follow these 10 simple rules and never miss another workout from an aching back, a bum shoulder, or a gimpy knee.

Tip: Two Drills To Improve Posture

These movements will make your spine and shoulders feel better and move better when doing big lifts. Check 'em out.

Tip: Replace the Upright Row

For most people, the upright row is a shoulder wrecker. Here's a better exercise.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

Tip: A Better Way to Overhead Press

Many athletes and bodybuilders are dropping the overhead press and replacing it with this safer alternative. Check it out.

Tip: The Best Grip For Pain-Free Pressing

Here's how to find your best grip on dumbbell bench presses, a grip that'll allow you to press without pain AND build muscle.

Tip: A Better Way to Bench

Here's an easy way to make the bench press more shoulder-friendly and just as effective.

3 Exercises That Will Wreck You

If your posture kinda sucks, you may be one exercise away from injury. Here's what to skip, plus alternatives to get you jacked and fix that ugly posture.

Tip: The Mobility Drill You Need to be Doing

Do this on the your next off day to move better and feel better. Take a look.

Tip: Use Bi-Phasic Stretching To Boost Gains

Recover faster from tough workouts and prepare your body to hit it hard again. Here's how.

Tip: How to Foam Roll on Rest Days

It's different than how you do it before or after workouts. Here's a quick guide and video.

Tip: Do Low-Level Cardio for Recovery

Tap into your cardio-respiratory system to aid in central systemic-based recovery. Here's how.

4 Ways to Greatly Accelerate Recovery

Here's how to heal and regenerate faster on off days so you can train harder, train heavier, and keep getting better.

Tip: Treat Lower Back Pain the Smart Way

Ever roll around on a lacrosse ball or two tennis balls taped together? That might be hurting more than helping. Here's a better way.

Tip: Forget the IT Band

Foam rolling the IT band is popular, but it's not doing what you think it's doing. Here's what's really going on, plus a better method.

Tip: Stop Sitting on a Ball

This popular form of self-therapy isn't a good fix, and it can make things worse. Here's why, plus a better way to soothe your butt-hurt.

Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Yes, you need to stretch your hip flexors, but you'd better do it right. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Worst Way to Stretch Your Chest

Most people really mess up this common pec stretch. Here's why you should avoid it and what you should replace it with.

Tip: Stop Doing the Standing Hamstring Stretch

This popular stretch can do more harm than good. Here's why, plus a much better alternative.

Tip: Nail Your Abs With Partial Pulses

By improving the activation and recruitment of the core, you'll increase your strength in the big lifts. Here's how to do it.

Rehab Gone Wrong

Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, back walking, kettlebells. Can these work as tools to fix tightness and pain? Not when you use them like this. Here's what works better.

Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

Tip: Finish Your Calf Training With This

Hitting your calves hard and not getting results? Before you gripe about genetics, add this to the end of every calf workout.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: Do the 8-Second Crunch

If it looks like you're having a seizure when you train abs, you're not getting much benefit... and you're asking for injury. Try this instead.