Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's most popular posts cover "butt-ology," competing in BJJ, yoga poses for overhead lifting, how to build explosive power, strongman training, and neck injury prevention!

 

1. Butt-ology 101: How to Enhance Your Gluteal Muscles (Tom Kelso)

Your butt - a.k.a. tush, ass, pooper, derriere, caboose, unit, booty, moneymaker, hiney, bum, arse, and fanny. We all have one, so how can you care for it and develop it?

 

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2. The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make at a BJJ Tournament (Samuel Spiegelman)

While some jiu jitsu tournaments are more organized than others, for every competitor it is important to enter a tournament fully prepared both mentally and physically. Here are the biggest mistakes.

 

3. 3 Yoga Poses to Increase Overhead Shoulder Mobility (Bethany Eanes)

I regularly see athletes with strong upper backs and shoulders struggle with limitations in how high they can raise their arms without pain. Here are poses to help restore the range of motion.

 

4. The CrossFit Games Open Is Broken, Part Two: Inbreeding and the "Appearance of Impropriety" (Patrick McCarty)

CrossFit has exploded into a multi-million dollar, international sport. That means the CrossFit Games Open needs to go full pro and lose the inbreeding. What do I mean by that? Read on.

 

5. 5 Ways to Build Explosive Power Without Olympic Lifting and Plyo Boxes (Tanner Martty)

So your gym owner doesn’t believe in the importance of Olympic lifting or plyo boxes. Don’t worry there are still great ways to build explosiveness using bodyweight and things every gym has available.

 

6. Use Your Head to Save Your Neck: 4 Ways You're Causing Neck Injury (Jeff Kuhland)

There is a direct correlation between poor form and posture and increased injury rates. So, follow along below to fix your issues before they become a serious problem.

 

7. Why I Broke Up With My Barbell and Cheated on It With My Atlas Stone (Amber Larsen)

Recently, I decided it was time for a break up with my beloved barbell. Instead, I went on a strength-building fling with strongman training, and here are the four reasons why.

 

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