Here’s something you won’t hear many trainers admit: A long workout warm-up — you know, the type that asks you to foam roll, stretch, or otherwise activate every muscle imaginable — can backfire. Before you think we’re railing against common advice for the sake of being counterintuitive, we’re not saying warmup exercises are bad. We’re […]
Training in the gym is one of the safest things you can do. But bad movement patterns can make some exercises risky. Here’s how to correct issues before they become injuries.
Want some insurance that exercises like squats and deadlifts won’t leave you hurt? The Valsalva maneuver is simple way to upgrade your fitness routine, lift more weight, suffer fewer injuries, and — potentially — even improve your digestion.
Underrated and underused, resistance band exercises can upgrade your workout without needing weights. Here’s how to use them to build more muscle, improve flexibility, and upgrade your workout.
Deadlifts benefit every gender and goal. They build full-body strength and muscle, and according to research, can even fix back pain. Here’s a guide to help you master the move in no time.
Your shoulder hurts. It’s sore. It doesn’t feel right. Here’s why your shoulder is in pain, and what you can do to make it feel better.
Everyone wants lean, defined abs. And seemingly everyone has a different theory on how to get them—including some techniques that are straight-up risky for your back. Here’s a smarter, safer approach that will have you looking good and feeling even better.
Perhaps no exercise topic is more debated than proper squat form. How low should you squat? Turns out the answer is more complex—and personal—than most people will admit. And it all starts with a simple test. Here’s a guide to finding the right squat position for your body.
Like any great machine, your body uses a system of checks and balances. To help with injury prevention and better posture, these are the exercises you need.
I see all these people with foam rollers. Will it really help me gain muscle?
How can you tell the difference between overtraining and exhaustion from a hard workout? Let this be your guide to fatigue, soreness, and recovery.
Injuries, aches and pains, no fat loss, and struggles to build muscle. These problems are all tied to the great workout mistake made by most people.