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Want a Stronger Core? Plug This Side Plank Variation Into Your Routine

The Side Plank is a mainstay in core training. Whether you use it as an intended activation drill or as a core strength training progression, you l...

The Side Plank Test That Humbled Me in a Hurry

Your core is more than just your abs. Athletic definitions of the "core" often include muscles not only in your abdomen, but also your pelvis, hips...

14 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do With a Basketball

Basketball is a game of finesse, and technical skills such as dribbling, shooting and hand-eye coordination are essential to playing the sport. But ba...

How to Instantly Tell if Your Planks are Lame or Legit

Tell Dr. Matt Stevens you can hold a Plank longer than say, 30 seconds, and you'll likely wind up with a challenge. The Perfect Plank Challenge. ...

2 Fixes for Tight Hips You've Never Tried Before

Nowadays, just about everyone feels their hips are too tight. It's a complaint Ryan Summers and Matt Stevens, physical therapists and co-owners of ...

The Copenhagen Hold: The Toughest Plank Variation You Aren't Doing

Hip abduction exercises are super hot right now. Moves such as Clamshells and Lateral Band Walks target the glutes and the outside of our hips. Yet...

21 Butt-Kicking Bodyweight Exercises You've Never Tried Before

For less than $10 on Amazon, you can purchase one of the most effective, versatile pieces of exercise equipment in existence: a set of furniture slide...

6 Ways to Squeeze In an Effective Workout Over Thanksgiving Break

Time-Saving Tips When In-Season Workout Time Is Limited By Jim Carpentier, CSCS For individual athletes, teams, and coaches, scheduling quality time in...

20 Plank Variations That Actually Make You More Athletic

Training an athlete for the purpose of improving their "core strength" is a very touchy subject. On one end of the spectrum, there are the coaches ...

3 Common Exercises I No Longer Program for Athletes

As a coach, I think it is important to look back at your older work—programs, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. This is a great way to check in on yo...

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