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Technique Tuesday: A Better Way to Foam Roll

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Most people foam roll by simply rolling back and forth over a muscle to try to loosen it up. Sometimes this just doesn’t cut it, especially the bigger and stronger you get. Big muscles are often tight muscles and they

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4 Warm Up Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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The warm up is the salad of exercise. It’s not very exciting, but you know it’s good for you and you should probably have it before you get to the meat and potatoes. Luckily, with the increased popularity of functional training, a

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Technique Tuesday: Progressing the Bench T-Spine Mobilization

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The Bench T-Spine Mobilization is one of my favorite mobility/stability drills. It does a little bit of everything: gives a good stretch in the lats and triceps, teaches good anterior core stiffness and grooves a hip hinge pattern. However, it’s

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How to Warm Up in 10 Minutes or Less

I had a good talk with a friend of mine the other day on my drive home. My former training partner and roommate during grad school, we were both pretty darn strong, but couldn’t be more different. He was simple, I

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5 Strategies to Crush Your Workout if You’re Crunched for Time

I’ve had some bad habits over the years, but perhaps the worst was always telling everyone how busy I was. “How are you?” people would ask. “Good, but I’m SO busy,” I’d respond, my words grasping desperately for sympathy. I’m

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Stack.com – Improve Your Squat Depth with 5 Easy Warm-Up Exercises

Squat depth is a funny thing. When people start lifting, they usually squat high. They don’t know how low they’re supposed to go, or they’re scared if they go too low, they won’t be able to stand back up. Then,

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Stack.com – The Ultimate Pitcher’s Warm-Up: 4 Shoulder Exercises with Bands

Pitchers LOVE bands. But do bands love them back? The answer is yes, but only if used correctly. “Arm care” is kind of a funny term when it comes to baseball. What exactly IS arm care? Is it rotator cuff

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