Posts Categorized: Back Performance

Improve your Core Training for Better Results

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Core training is one of those fun, fancy fitness words that people like to throw around. You tell people that you work on core strength and they couldn’t be happier. I am fairly certain that most people don’t actually know what core stability is but they think they need it. The best part about that […]

Getting Stronger with Back Pain

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Back pain is an epidemic in this country. Too many people suffer from it and it is often preventable. It might not be as important as a lot of the other issues but let’s stay on topic. Back pain is often caused my prolonged poor posture and a lack of muscular strength. A lot of […]

The Real Purpose of Core Training

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We do not train the abs for them to get shredded. Defined abs are a function of nutrition, first and foremost. If you are not happy with the current state of your midsection, something has to change. This might mean some kind of dietary changes that might not be one of the most fun things […]

My 9 Favorite Core Exercises

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This post is different than other list type posts. The reason? I am going with a list of 9 exercises, not 10. This is going to revolutionize lists just like 7 minute abs rocked the industry. Everyone does lists of 10, but not this one. Back on topic, core exercises often get everyone all hot […]

Annoying Backs that are Always Stiff and Tight

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Back pain is an everyday topic for most people. For some, it does in and out. For others, it is something that they are left to deal with. What I have noticed is all too common is the non specific, stiffness in the back. This pain is not due to an acute injury but more […]

You Don’t Need Low Back Exercises

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I am not a fan of targeted low back exercises. With the amount of low back pain in pretty much everyone at this point I do not see the value in such exercises. Some powerlifters swear by training the low back, but this is not a type of athlete that I work with. What I […]

How the Upper Spine affects the Low Back

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Low back pain is a huge problem in society. It is estimated that 80% of people will experience it at some point. This number includes athletes, sedentary people, and everyone else in between. No one is really safe because of the different kinds of ways that the spine can be placed under stress. A lot […]

Effective Oblique Exercises

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Training the abs is always a weird topic. As the fitness industry makes progress, is also gets stuck in its archaic ways. I’m not really sure how this oxymoron happens but it is why I am here. I always want to provide the best information for the people that take the time to read what […]

Lower Body Training without Loading the Spine

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Back pain is a major issue for most people. It has been reported that close to 80% of the population will experience low back pain in their lives. One of the best ways to manage and reduce back pain is through movement. The only problem is that most people do not move properly. Everyday life […]

Side Plank Mistakes

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Side planks are one of the most valuable core exercises. They are one of the best for training lateral core stability, a quality that many people are lacking in (especially on their right side). Side planks can also be modified to help people suffering from back pain. When I hurt my back about a year […]