Chris Cooper

Website: https://personalcareforpersonaltrainers.wordpress.com/

Chris Cooper, NSCA-CPT, LMT is a personal trainer with 14 years of experience in the fitness profession. In addition to being a trainer, he is also a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, which has allowed him to blend the two worlds to not only get his clients stronger and in better shape, but to also make them better movers overall. He is a regual contributor for Stack.com and his work has been featured with DrJohnRusin.com, Men’s Health, & TonyGentilcore.com

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How an Unusual Training Tool Called the 'Viking Attachment' Changed My Workouts

The Landmine has become a popular way to help athletes train a variety of fundamental movements. With a barbell and a landmine attachment, you can per...

Skip the Barbell: 9 Power Exercises Anyone Can Do

Expressing power is all about one's ability to generate force quickly. It's a vital quality to have in any sport, whether you're looking to get off...

The 4 Best Cable Exercises for Stronger Shoulders

We all want strong, healthy, pain-free shoulders. Yet most of us have no idea what exercises we should do to achieve them. We're often left trying ...

Hate Planks? Try These 6 Powerful Alternatives Instead

Core strength has never been a bigger focus among athletes and coaches, and for good reason. The more we understand about the human body and elite ...

Knee Valgus Is the Movement Deficiency That Plagues Many Young Athletes

Knee Valgus refers to a moment during a squat or jumping movement where the knees cave in toward one another. Perhaps you're familiar with the imag...

Boost Your Loaded Carries With Lateral Movement

"I pick things up and put them down." It's one of the most quotable lines from a certain gym's series of commercials, and it's also a simple way to...

Combat Shoulder Pain With This One Simple Exercise

Whoever developed the blueprint for the human shoulder joint didn't really have stability in mind. Take a look at an anatomical view of the shoulder j...

Why Improved Stability—Not More Stretching—Could Be Your Best Solution for Tight Muscles

Common thought dictates that if a muscle feels tight, we should be stretching it. A number of common movement issues are blamed on muscle X or Y be...

Save Yourself From Low Back Pain With These 9 Exercises

Have you ever had a sore back and wondered what you did to cause it? Maybe it was the way you slept or something you did at the gym. But no matter wha...

How to Build Strength Without Lifting Heavier Weights

"Put some weight on the bar!" The common thing you'll hear shouted across weight rooms around the country. Usually it signifies that whatever someone...

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