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A New Take on 5 Things

Cardio, functional training, and mobility. Check out this fresh take on the stuff lifters love to hate.

A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable

Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.

An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 1

The world famous spine expert puts the whole spinal flexion, rounding-the-back issue to rest, along with describing the proper way to train core rotation and much more.

An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 2

The interview concludes with a fascinating discussion of sit-ups, rotational strength, and a much more precise definition of "core."

Back to McGill

If you're a lifter with back problems you'll want to read this. If you're a lifter without back problems you'll still want to read this.

BOSU Ball: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Learn the best and worst ways to use stability balls, BOSU balls, and exercise discs to improve your strength, health, and athleticism.

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Loosen up those hips and fix your lame-ass squats. Here's how.

Build 360 Degree Strength

Take the flexibility test, then use a unique exercise to build strength in new body positions. Your squat and deadlift will thank you.

Bulletproof Your Body

Common weaknesses and imbalances and how to fix them.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Corrective Complexes

Short but sweet corrective complexes that give method to the mobility madness.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

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.

Dump the Slump

Fix your rounded back to feel, move, and look better. Here are three exercises that'll help.

Fillers: Pairing Strength with Mobility

Doing dozens of mobility drills is boring. Here's how tactically using just a few in between big lifts can make you bigger and stronger.

Foam Rolling Facts and Fiction

Stop violating your foam roller! If you're going to use it, use it at the right time and for the right reason. Get the facts.

Get Your Butt In Gear! 1

Because you've gotta train ass in order to haul ass. Here’s your guide to athletic glute training.

Heal that Hunchback!

Many lifters develop a head-forward, kyphotic posture. Add in computers and gaming and this can lead to trouble. Here’s how to fix it.

Hips Don't Lie

With smart training, not only should your lifts go up, but your posture should improve as well. Here’s how to make it happen.

How Not to Warm Up

Five warm-up routines and stretches that do more harm than good, plus some better ideas.

How to Fix a Really Ugly Squat

If squatting feels like hell, you're doing it wrong. Fix it and the movement will come easier for you... along with the PRs. Here's exactly what to do.

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.

How to Train Like a Bad Ass

Back pain got you hobbled up in the corner of the gym? Dust off your manhood and read this article.

How to Train Through Injuries

Smart lifters never stop training, even when injured. Here's how to recover as quickly as possible and come back even stronger.