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Technique Tuesday: 4 Reverse Crunch Mistakes

The reverse crunch is a fantastic anterior core exercise that we use frequently with our athletes at Cressey Sports Performance. While things like planks and rollouts teach you to resist extension, the reverse crunch uses the abs and oblique to create

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Technique Tuesday: Overhead Carries – Not Just for Baseball Players

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This week’s Technique Tuesday covers overhead carries, which we use all the time with our baseball players at Cressey Sports Performance. Turns out they’re not just for overhead athletes and actually fit perfectly in a general fitness routine or a powerlifting-focused

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Technique Tuesday: Body Saw Variations for Advanced Core Strength

As we continue to hammer advanced core strength exercises, this week’s Techinque Tuesday is all about the body saw and its variations. The body saw challenges the anterior core much like the ab wheel rollout, but adds in an upper

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Technique Tuesday: Ab Wheel Rollout Progressions

Core strength is more than just a fitness industry catch phrase. It’s essential if you want to be the best athlete you can be. The ab wheel rollout trains the core to do exactly what most athletes need it to do:

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Stack.com – 3 Bear Crawl Variations for Better Core Strength

Stack.com – 3 Bear Crawl Variations for Better Core Strength <<< CLICK HERE! As a lifter and a coach, you have to keep an open mind. Case in point: I have a running list of exercises that I used to

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Stack.com – 7 Farmer’s Walk Variations for Improved Core Strength

Pick up something heavy. Carry it around. Put it down. Rest. Repeat. Can something this simple be too good to be true? Not in this case. Farmer’s walks build head-to-toe strength and coordination in a way that other weight room

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Stack.com: 3 Worst Core Exercises for Baseball (and What to Do Instead)

Baseball players undoubtedly need tons of core strength. But what does “core strength” even mean? The term has been bastardized to the point that Fred DiMenna, my grad school professor and former WNBF pro bodybuilder, would say “I don’t know

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