Strength Training

Why Do Kettlebell Swings Hurt My Back?
We love kettlebell swings around here—and love hearing about how much you love them! What we don't love is hearing that some of you experience some back pain when you swing. I commonly see patients who have exercise-related low back...
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Secrets To Mastering the Deadlift: Part 1
No matter what your training goals are, whether you're interested in losing body fat, gaining muscle, getting stronger, or being more athletic, deadlifts in some form should absolutely be a part of your regimen. Keep in mind that there are...
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My Butt Is Doing What? Squats and Butt Wink
Chances are you've come across the term "butt wink" if you've done any amount of fitness reading online in the last few years! This growing discussion has made a lot of people curious and interested to learn more, as they work on...
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The 3 Best Lower Body Strength Training Exercises in Pregnancy
Building and maintaining a strong lower body is important for many reasons during pregnancy, namely the fact that it will help support your pelvis and spine through your daily activities as your body weight increases. Climbing the stairs, walking to...
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How Should I Treat My Sore, Tight Hip Flexors?
If your hip flexors often feel sore and tight, and you're wondering what might be causing that, and what you could do to make it feel better, you're not alone. Anterior hip pain is something many athletes and active people might be familiar...
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Strength Training For Fat Loss
There is a lot of debate in the fitness world over what type of exercise is best for fat loss.  But my question is: why do we have to choose just one? Can't we simply program an intelligent combination of modalities...
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Some Assembly Required: Creating Crafty Conditioning Workouts
There is a weightless sled in the corner of my gym. It is yellow, which is my favorite color… usually. Unlike most pieces of weight-training equipment, resistance is never added to this one. The reason why: The bottom is coated...
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Top 5 Exercises For A Killer Back
If you've been in the gym any length of time, you might have noticed that people looooove bench pressing.  In fact, anytime a guy finds out that you're "into lifting" he probably asks, "Oh yeah?  So how much ya' bench?"...
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Estrogen Dominance: Is It Always Bad? Part 2
In my previous article about estrogen dominance, I discussed what exactly estrogen dominance means and how it can happen.  Here, I will touch on how it can affect body fat levels, indicators that you might have it, and what to do about...
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