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Fix Your Overhead Press and Stop Shoulder Pain

If you are looking to stop shoulder pain when doing an overhead press, you’ve come to the right place.  Shoulder press pain is very common, and so are the causes.  I see way too many people at the gym who don’t know the proper positioning for overhead press. Somewhere along the line, they got bad advice […]

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The Easy Way to Stop Hip Pain while Rowing

Rowing is a fantastic full-body exercise. And it’s widely incorporated into the workouts of many affiliates and independent gyms due to its combination of strength and cardiovascular training. Of course, like any intense exercise some people love it, some people hate it, and some just love to hate. But no matter whether they love rowing […]

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4 Simple Tips to Stop Shoulder Pain During Bench Press

One of the more common questions I get is about bench pressing and shoulder pain. People often get shoulder pain from working out. One of the most common exercises this occurs during is the bench press. People want to keep exercising, but find the pain worrisome as well as difficult to adjust to. It’s a […]

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New Year New You: How to Succeed in Your Fitness Goals

New Year New You Resolutions are about as American as apple pie (mmmm, pie). Many of us resolve to abstain from that pie or join a gym or go to the gym more. Thousands flock to gyms in January, and you might be heading there, too. This is a great first step to a healthier […]

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The Bionic Athlete: Returning To The Gym After a Joint Replacement

Today’s athletic population is running into a problem: Can you continue to exercise after joint replacement surgery? There are a lot of people stuck between a rock and a hard place. Their arthritis hurts terribly when they work out, but they worry surgery may mean that they have to stop exercising completely! So I thought […]

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Coaches’ Corner: Subtle Signs of a Weak Core

We’ve talked about the importance of core strength for athletes a lot these past few weeks. And for good reason. A strong core improves athletic performance and prevents injuries. Those with nearly non-existent core strength are pretty easy to spot. Athletes who cannot maintain a neutral spine in a dead-bug position or cannot achieve a […]

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What is Tendinitis?

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is a very common problem.  Tens of thousands of people develop tendinitis every year.  Nearly everyone will experience tendinitis at some point in their lives.  But just like every post here on LSO, this is specifically directed toward the functional fitness and cross-training population.  We want to show you how to […]

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Four for the Core: Deep Core Activation Exercises

In this week’s article, we are bringing you four basic exercises as a starting point to get your core in shape.  These four exercises provide the foundation for core stability and are essential to master so that you can build into better strength later.  Even the strongest wall will collapse if it’s built on sand, […]

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Older Athletes Need To Be In Your Gym

The human body is either in a state of growth or decay. I think it’s safe to say the majority of functional fitness coaches and trainers have seen the recent, and misinformed, news “story” where some orthopedic surgeons told people over 50 that they shouldn’t do some common exercises after 50.  Pull-ups, push-ups, weighted squats, […]

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Why is Core Strength so Important?

Core strength and control is one of the more difficult topics for coaches and trainers to teach. People in functional fitness gyms want to smash snatch PRs on their lunch hour. They want to crush their last Fran time. They don’t want to work on their transversus abdominis. Boring, right? Nobody says, “Wow look at […]

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