Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. We've got an interesting mix of topics this week, including coaching tips, sexism and gender roles, pole dancing, low back pain, and much more!

 

1. 7 Ways For New Coaches to Become Better Coaches (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

As I transition from coaching kids to coaching adults, I realize all the things I don't know. Here are 7 tips that are helping me on my journey, that I know will serve any new coach well.

 

2. My Name is Valerie, and I May Be Sexist (But I'm Working On It) (Valerie Worthington)

As a woman in a male-dominated sport, I have experienced sexism of every stripe. Sadly, I've also handed it out. Here are 3 things I've learned and admitted about grappling, gender, and myself.

 

3. Friday Flicks: Miss Pole Dance 2012 - Yukari Makino (Breaking Muscle HQ)

This week - pole dancing. Yes, you read correctly - pole dancing. Watch this video of the 2012 Miss Pole Dance Japan to understand why it's become an international competitive sport.

 

4. Super D Video: Treating Lower Back Pain (Donnie Thompson)

This week one of the most common problems - lower back pain. I am going to show you a couple simple exercises you can use to mobilize and loosen up your lower back.

 

5. The 6 Best Exercises For a Bigger, Stronger Booty (Dozie Onunkwo)

Looking to build up your posterior chain? Whether it's to improve your lifts or improve the fit of your jeans, a strong posterior chain is a good thing. Here are 6 of the best exercises.

 

6. Speed Kills, Part 2: Speed Development For the MMA Fighter (Andrew Read)

Does training with heavy gloves or practicing punching while holding dumbbells do any good? I say it doesn't. In fact, I think it does harm to a fighter's punching skills.

 

7. Virtuosity With Dusty Hyland - Gymnasics, Vol. 4: Support Hold (Dusty Hyland)

This week we learn about the "support hold" - the finishing position for the muscle-up. The small details of the position are covered, as well as accessory exercises.

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