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Why 'Anti' Movements Are an Athlete's Key to Functional Core Strength

Functional core strength. It's one of the most debated topics in fitness and athletic performance. In the context of athletics, "functional" means ...

4 Ways Pitchers Can Improve Command and Control in the Weight Room

When a pitcher starts struggling to throw strikes, their first instinct is often to change their mechanics. However, this approach isn't always the...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

5 Soccer Strength Exercises You Can Perform Anywhere

Here's a sad truth: Soccer players don't strength train enough. With the hectic life of the modern student-athlete, including games, practices, sch...

Is Your Spine Holding Back Your Performance? Use These 4 Assessments to Find Out

Assessment is a key part of training. As trainers, we need to know our client's body so we don't overwork muscles due to imbalances, compensations,...

Latest Videos in Plank

The Reverse Plank: The Best Core Exercise You Aren't Doing

The Reverse Plank is a challenging variation that targets your posterior core muscles.

Adrian Gonzalez Rope Plank

Adrian Gonzalez, MLB All-Star 1B, performs the Rope Plank, an exercise that improves his core and grip strength—both essential for batting power.

Brandon Jennings BOSU Plank

NBA point guard Brandon Jennings performs the BOSU Plank to build up strength and core balance, with coaching by Nate Costa at the Under Armour campus in Baltimore.

UNC Men's Soccer Side Bridge With Rotation

Greg Gatz, director of strength and conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of North Carolina, explains how to perform the Side Bridge With Rotation exercise and how it benefits the Tar Heel soccer team by strengthening their core.

Willis McGahee Plank

Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee performs a Plank with coaching from University of Miami strength and conditioning coach Victor Ishmael.