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The 'Phantom Step-Up': Why This Unorthodox Exercise Is Amazing for Athletes

You put equal weight on both sides of the barbell. It's up there with "no curling in the squat rack" and "always use a spotter when you max out" as...

'Weird' Hip Pain That Won't Go Away? Try These 4 Fixes

Are you dealing with a strange, unexplainable pain in or around your hips? Maybe you can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from, describe quite ...

Why Better Rotation Is One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Increase Athletic Performance

First we build movement proficiency in a pattern. Then we build strength in that pattern. Lastly, we develop power to take our development of a patter...

Why Soccer Players Need Strong Hips (and How to Build Them)

The hips do not lie. To neglect them as a soccer player would be hindering performance, decreasing speed and increasing risk of injury. Ever see...

Your Favorite Hip Flexor Stretch Is Actually Making You Tighter

On an almost weekly basis, I'll begin working with a new client or athlete who waxes poetic on how "tight" his or her hip flexors are. They'll ...

Why Your Hip Flexors Are Key to Your Athletic Performance

If you follow any fitness accounts on social media, you have likely come across multiple posts on the dangers of "tight" hip flexors. According to ...

3 Exercises to Finally Fix Your Tight Hip Flexors for Good

Tight hip flexors are a common complaint heard from athletes across all sports. Could it be from sitting in a desk for 8-plus hours a day if they are ...

Why The Cable Pull-Through is The Missing Link in Your Training Program

One thing you'll hear me talk about to anyone I train is "bulletproofing your backside." This translates well to both athletes and the general populat...

Unlock Greater Athleticism and Durability With 3 Adductor-Strengthening Exercises

Any athlete who competes in a sport that involves dynamic cutting and change of direction is susceptible to groin injuries. Strength coaches have lear...

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

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