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
Heard of dry needling? Thinking about trying it? Here's what it looks like and what it can do for you.
Feeling butt hurt? Like literal butt hurt? Stop rolling on a lacrosse ball to target the piriformis. Here's a better way.
Do this on the your next off day to move better and feel better.
This is a hybrid of dynamic stretching and static stretching. Great for recovery. Check it out.
Here's how to alleviate knee pain and swelling. Works better than icing!
Want to build your triceps? Get on the floor. Here's why.
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.
Need an easy way to fix two common front squat problems and get better results from the lift? Elevate your heels.
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.
Unless you're in a powerlifting competition, deadlifting from the floor may not be right for you. Here's what you need to know.
Does the front side of your shoulder hurt from bench pressing? Most likely your hand position is off. Here's how to fix it.
Under 5'8"? Make the bench press safer and more effective by adding a couple of plates under your feet.
The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.
Sit a lot? Here's how to loosen those tight hip flexors and feel better almost instantly.
Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.
Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.
Use this technique after tough workouts to calm the CNS and spark recovery.
Improve shoulder health and posture with this face pull variation that uses accommodating resistance. Pull the band apart at the end ROM.