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Relieve-low-back-pain-with-planks

Tip: Relieve Low Back Pain with Planks

If you’re going to self-treat your lower back, do it the smart way. Here’s what to avoid and what to do instead

Functional-dry-needling

Tip: Functional Dry Needling Restores Mobility

Heard of dry needling? Thinking about trying it? Here's what it looks like and what it can do for you.

The-piriformis-and-glute-pain

Tip: Treating Glute and Piriformis Pain

Feeling butt hurt? Like literal butt hurt? Stop rolling on a lacrosse ball to target the piriformis. Here's a better way.

The-world's-greatest-stretch

Tip: The World's Greatest Stretch

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

How-to-do-bi-phasic-stretching

Tip: How to Do Bi-Phasic Stretching

This is a hybrid of dynamic stretching and static stretching. Great for recovery. Check it out.

How-to-voodoo-floss-your-knee

Tip: How to VooDoo Floss Your Knee

Here's how to alleviate knee pain and swelling. Works better than icing!

Do-your-rope-pushdowns-kneeling

Tip: Do Your Rope Pushdowns Kneeling

Want to build your triceps? Get on the floor. Here's why.

How-to-front-squat-pain-free

Tip: How to Front Squat Pain-Free

Because of mobility issues or previous injuries, the front squat can be too hard on some lifters' elbows, shoulders, and wrists. Fix that with straps.

Two-front-squat-problems_-solved

Tip: Two Front Squat Problems, Solved

Need an easy way to fix two common front squat problems and get better results from the lift? Elevate your heels.

The-mixed-grip-deadlift-sucks

Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

Deadlift-right-for-your-body-type

Tip: Deadlift Right for Your Body Type

Unless you're in a powerlifting competition, deadlifting from the floor may not be right for you. Here's what you need to know.

The-best-grip-width-for-pain-free-benching

Tip: The Best Grip Width for Pain-Free Benching

Does the front side of your shoulder hurt from bench pressing? Most likely your hand position is off. Here's how to fix it.

A-better-way-to-bench-for-short-lifters

Tip: A Better Way to Bench For Short Lifters

Under 5'8"? Make the bench press safer and more effective by adding a couple of plates under your feet.

Instantly-improve-your-squat

Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

How-to-unlock-your-tight-hip-flexors

Tip: How to Unlock Your Tight Hip Flexors

Sit a lot? Here's how to loosen those tight hip flexors and feel better almost instantly.

The-ultimate-upper-body-prime

Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

The-best-lower-body-primer

Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

The-3-way-band-pull-apart

Tip: The 3-Way Band Pull-Apart

Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.

The-star-pattern-pull-apart

Tip: The Star Pattern Pull-Apart

Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.

Alternating-overhead-iso-pull-apart

Tip: Alternating Overhead Iso Pull-Apart

Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.

The-8-strict-pull-ups-test

Tip: The 8 Strict Pull-Ups Test

Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

The-30-second-carry-test

Tip: The 30 Second Carry Test

If you can't pass this relative strength test yet, there's no need for direct core work. Or you could just be too fat.

Lateral-lunge-hold-with-spinal-rotation

Tip: Lateral Lunge Hold with Spinal Rotation

This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.

Parasympathetic-recovery-breathing

Tip: Parasympathetic Recovery Breathing

Use this technique after tough workouts to calm the CNS and spark recovery.

The-face-pull-apart

Tip: The Face Pull-Apart

Improve shoulder health and posture with this face pull variation that uses accommodating resistance. Pull the band apart at the end ROM.