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Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

The 4 Most Damaging Types of Training

Bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, running: Which one will mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

The 4 Most Debilitating Exercises

Bench press, deadlift, deep squat, leg press: Which one could mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

The 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

The four most joint-destroying types of cardio, plus four safer alternatives that burn fat faster.

Stop Sucking at Pull-Ups

If you avoid weighted pull-ups, you're also avoiding bigger lats, better arms, a stronger core, and a truly functional body.

The 3 Worst Types of Conditioning

These popular conditioning exercises can damage tendons, ligaments, and joints. Here are the worst offenders, plus some safer alternatives.

Weight Training for Endurance Addicts

Obsessed endurance athletes like triathloners need to pick up some heavy weights if they want to stay strong and injury-free. Here's how.

The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

Cardio for Strong People

Forget boring, strength-sapping forms of cardio. These treadmill and bike finishers will burn fat and increase athleticism in just 4-12 minutes.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

4 Gym Machines That Need To Die

These machines are injurious, dysfunctional, or based on downright fraud. Luckily, there are some very effective alternatives.

3 Keys to a Big, Injury-Free Bench Press

Lift big-ass weights without pain using these three very advanced techniques.

The Core Training Reality Check

Let's bust three ab training myths, test for real abdominal strength, and learn the best way to build a strong, athletic core.

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  • Lifter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

    Cancel that doctor's appointment. Take the self-assessment tests then try these treatments to fix your nagging pain.

    A Doctor's View of CrossFit

    CrossFit attracts just as many participants as critics. Dr. Stuart McGill gives us his perspective on the pros, cons, and future of CrossFit.

    4 Gym Gadgets That Are Wasting Your Time

    Are you using any of these overhyped fitness gadgets? If so, should you be? Probably not.

    How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises

    Love lifting? Want to keep doing it for life? Then you need to balance your workouts and fix your posture with these five exercises.

    Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

    Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

    How to Prevent CrossFit Injuries

    Injuries are progress-killers, and CrossFitters are racking them up. The best way to stop them is to prevent them. Here's how.

    The 4 Most Useless Rehab Methods

    Foam rolling, stretching, kinesio tape, and icing after an injury have all been pretty much debunked. Here's what you should do instead.

    Squat Depth: The Final Answer

    Stop listening to uneducated jackasses when it comes to squat depth. You can figure out what's best for your anatomy with these tests. Here's how.

    Kelly Starrett, Mobility, and CrossFit

    Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist and expert on movement and injury prevention. Here's his take on the current state and future of CrossFit.

    The 4 Most Common Injuries for Lifters

    Nothing kills your gains like a lifting injury. Here are the four injuries you're most likely to get and how to prevent them.

    The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

    You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.