Mobility Exercises for Lifters Who Hate That Crap
Wouldn't you rather be lifting instead of stretching and doing mobility exercises? You can be. Here's how to get functionally flexible, fast.
What's in Our Gym Bag?
Dump out your gym bag and show us what you carry to the gym. That's what we asked our experts to do. Check out their show-and-tell videos.
Tip: Test Your Stability in One Minute
It's the ultimate lower-body stability test and it only takes 60 seconds. Try this now.
Stop Stretching, Start Lifting
The right kind of lifting will increase mobility and flexibility better than stretching or goofy mobility drills. And you'll build muscle too. Check this out.
Tip: Eat This Way to Stop Achy Knees
Researchers discover that a simple dietary manipulation can reduce knee inflammation, improve knee functionality, and lessen pain.
Tip: You Need the Bow and Arrow Drill
Keep your shoulders healthy and strong. Here's how.
Tip: A Better Hip Flexor Stretch
Got tight hip flexors? Here's the stretch you've never tried before... but should.
Tip: Toughen Up Your Shoulders
Make the gains, save your shoulders. Do this drill before pressing.
Tip: Two Minutes to a Better Bench Press
Bonus: This simple drill will also make your bitchy shoulders feel great. Check it out.
Tip: Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt, Feel Awesome
Got lower back pain? It could be caused by this common problem. Here's how to fix it.
Tip: Lying Cuban Press
Use light weights and try this for overall shoulder health. You'll get some lower trap work too.
Tip: Band Pull-Apart
Bring up your rear delts anywhere with a band. Do 4-5 sets of at least 20 reps.
Tip: The Worst Lower-Back Stretch
Avoid this stretch if you're a lifter, and use two other methods to take the stress off.
Foam Rolling Gone Wrong
Self-myofascial release with a roller or lacrosse ball sure feels like it's working, but it may be causing permanent damage. Info here.
Tip: Fix Tendons and Joints With This Protein
This inexpensive powder fixes injured tendons and repairs damaged knees far better than glucosamine and chondroitin.
Tip: Joint Mobilizations for Heavy Lifters
Hate traditional stretching? Limber up with these simple drills.
Tip: The Drill Your Body's Been Begging For
It looks silly, but every step will activate your muscles, prime your joints, and get you closer to crushing your next workout.
Tip: The 10-Minute Warm-Up for Lifters
No wasted movements or wasted time here! Give this a shot before your next heavy session.
Tip: 5 Gym Hacks to Make Life Easier
You're going to wonder why you didn't think of a couple of these!