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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.

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.

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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  • 3 Keys to a Big, Injury-Free Bench Press

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

    4 Gym Machines That Need To Die

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

    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.

    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.

    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 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

    Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter 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 3 Worst Types of Conditioning

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

    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 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

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

    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 Most Damaging Types of Training

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

    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.