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Ask the Experts: Why Do I Get Extremely Sore After a New Workout?

Q: Why Do I Get Extremely Sore After Starting a New Workout Program? A: We've all been there. You hit the weights for the first time in a while or ...

Low Back Pain Solutions for Spring Sport Athletes

Core Strengthening Exercises For Lower Back Pain By Jim Carpentier, CSCS It may still be winter but spring sports practices and games will be here...

Winter Olympic Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are here.  Along with this are olympic injuries.  The athletes competing have four years to prepare their bodies...

Low-Back Tips, Therapies and Exercises to Get You in Game Shape

Low Back Exercises and Other Pre-Game Healthy Back Strategies By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Common low back pain, soreness and stiffness can sideline athletes...

Get the Most Out of Your Crunches

Do crunches work? A quick Google search will show a lot of conflicting information on the topic, but athletes need to know one way or the other, is it...

Stay Pain-Free With These Advanced Stretches

If you're an athlete or go to the gym regularly, you're bound to experience aches and pains from intense exercise. The last thing you want is a na...

Exercise of the Week: Overhead Sledgehammer Swing to Tire

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. The Exerc...

A Tight Back May Hurt Your Performance and Health

Having optimal mobility is needed for optimal power. If muscles are too tight or restricted, this reduces your power capabilities. It can also result in...

Reduce Your Odds of Suffering Low Back Pain

About 90 percent of athletes experience low back pain at some point in their lives. But there are things you can do to minimize the risk of sufferi...

Volleyball Players: Avoid Low Back Pain With This Stretching Technique

Sore low backs are common among volleyball players midway through the season. Despite their athleticism and dedicated training, many players suffe...

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