videos https://breakingmuscle.com/category/tags/videos en Avoid Pain and Injury With Two Simple Triceps Stretches https://breakingmuscle.com/learn/avoid-pain-and-injury-with-two-simple-triceps-stretches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/learn/avoid-pain-and-injury-with-two-simple-triceps-stretches" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201511/tricepsstretch.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The triceps see action in almost every workout regimen. Are you taking care of yours during your cool down routine? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><div> Whether your goal is performance or aesthetics, triceps training is a major component of most fitness regimens. <strong>Prioritize your triceps stretching routine after any pressing or arm-based workout to minimize your risk of injury</strong>. Let&rsquo;s first review some anatomy.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <h2> What Are Triceps, Anyway?</h2> <div> </div><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/learn/avoid-pain-and-injury-with-two-simple-triceps-stretches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arm strength breakingmuscle Fitness injury prevention mobility Recovery static stretching triceps videos Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000 161021 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Strategic Plan to Sculpt and Stretch Your Biceps https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-strategic-plan-to-sculpt-and-stretch-your-biceps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/a-strategic-plan-to-sculpt-and-stretch-your-biceps" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201509/leviheader.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Stretching is essential to avoid injury and the biceps are no exception to this rule. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Well-sculpted arms demonstrate a commitment to improving our fitness and strength.</strong> There are a multitude of different exercises one can do for larger and more defined arms.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>To avoid injury during your daily exercise program, stretching is essential.</strong> This is another reason why I support and appreciate some forms of exercise like yoga, which can assist in strengthening posture, increasing flexibility, and giving a sense of internal peace and well-being.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-strategic-plan-to-sculpt-and-stretch-your-biceps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle biceps Fitness mobility strength and conditioning stretching videos videos yoga Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000 155411 at https://breakingmuscle.com 3 Simple Exercises to Combat Slumped Shoulders https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-simple-exercises-to-combat-slumped-shoulders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/3-simple-exercises-to-combat-slumped-shoulders" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201509/maryannheader.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">For those of you who sit for work or do a lot of driving, these exercises will settle your shoulders back where they need to be. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The purpose of this exercise is to correct scapular protraction.</strong>&nbsp;If that sounds unfamiliar, scapular protraction is the fancy term for slumped, rounded shoulders. This forward, strained position of desk-sitters can create a variety of shoulder and neck issues and these exercises will return the shoulders to a more neutral state.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-simple-exercises-to-combat-slumped-shoulders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle Fitness mobility shoulder mobility shoulders videos videos yoga Sun, 06 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000 155031 at https://breakingmuscle.com Great Coaching, Solid Workouts: "The Kettlebell Body" https://breakingmuscle.com/reviews/great-coaching-solid-workouts-the-kettlebell-body <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/reviews/great-coaching-solid-workouts-the-kettlebell-body" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201508/the-kettlebell-body-dvd-coverv3-300x3001.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Lauren Brooks has upped her game with another great kettlebell workout DVD. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><em>Breaking Muscle receives no compensation in exchange for reviews. We received this product for free and did not experience typical customer service. The opinions expressed belong solely to the writer.</em></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201508/the-kettlebell-body-by-lauren-brooks-dvd-1.png" style="width: 350px; height: 500px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/reviews/great-coaching-solid-workouts-the-kettlebell-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> books & dvds breakingmuscle dvd dvds fitness kettlebell technique kettlebell training kettlebells reviews videos Reviews Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 154876 at https://breakingmuscle.com Cure Low Back Pain: Contract and Press for Hip Alignment https://breakingmuscle.com/video/cure-low-back-pain-contract-and-press-for-hip-alignment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/cure-low-back-pain-contract-and-press-for-hip-alignment" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201508/maryannheader.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Regain balance from left to right with these three easy and feel-good exercises. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Try this restorative sequence of exercises for low back pain and misaligned hips.</strong> Repeat the sequence <strong>three to five times</strong>, or until you begin to feel balanced from left to right and your knees are even in the frog position.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/cure-low-back-pain-contract-and-press-for-hip-alignment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle back Fitness glute exercises hips low back pain mobility videos videos yoga Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:00 +0000 154356 at https://breakingmuscle.com Learn the Kettlebell Arm Bar for Strength and Stability https://breakingmuscle.com/video/learn-the-kettlebell-arm-bar-for-strength-and-stability <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/learn-the-kettlebell-arm-bar-for-strength-and-stability" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/kb.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Few exercises can increase your mobility while also strengthening your muscles near the end range of motion. Scott Iardella shows you the kettlebell arm bar, which accomplishes both. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The shoulder is one of the most mobile, vulnerable joints in the body. <strong>It is also involved in much of our lifting and athletic movement, so it is important to cultivate strength and stability there.</strong> Scott Iardella of <a href="http://rdellatraining.com" target="_blank">Rdella Training</a>&nbsp;demonstrates how to perform the kettlebell arm bar, a drill that strengthens the rotator cuff while also improving thoracic mobility.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/learn-the-kettlebell-arm-bar-for-strength-and-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle drill Fitness Kettlebell shoulder health shoulder mobility stability strength training thoracic videos videos Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 154106 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Sandbag Exercise to Ward Off Low Back Pain https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-sandbag-exercise-to-ward-off-low-back-pain <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/a-sandbag-exercise-to-ward-off-low-back-pain" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/lb.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Use Josh Henkin's sandbag exercise to train healthy hip movement patterns and strengthen your muscles to alleviate back pain. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Many people suffer from low back pain. <strong>Josh Henkin of <a href="http://ultimatesandbagtraining.com/" target="_blank">Ultimate Sandbag Fitness</a>&nbsp;shares a sandbag drill that strengthens your back and improves hip rotation and stability, often impaired by excessive sitting.</strong>&nbsp;Use a sandbag to perform the following exercise, called the crossover step deadlift:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-sandbag-exercise-to-ward-off-low-back-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle back pain Fitness hip internal rotation lower back pain sandbag training strength training videos videos Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 154001 at https://breakingmuscle.com Get Down With Your Down Dog https://breakingmuscle.com/video/get-down-with-your-down-dog <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/get-down-with-your-down-dog" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/shutterstock312161234.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Get the most of your down dog with these simple adjustments. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Down dog, or downward facing dog, is <strong>a great way to stretch your back and your legs</strong>. Plus, it just feels great! But if you do not have a instructor to adjust your form, it can be difficult to get into the correct position. The slightest adjustments to this pose can make a huge difference, and doing it incorrectly can defeat the purpose of the exercise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/get-down-with-your-down-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle downward dog Fitness form mobility stretch videos videos yoga Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 154036 at https://breakingmuscle.com Master the L-Sit for Core Strength and Bodyweight Control https://breakingmuscle.com/video/master-the-l-sit-for-core-strength-and-bodyweight-control <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/master-the-l-sit-for-core-strength-and-bodyweight-control" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/lsit3.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Body control is an essential athletic skill, and the L-sit is an excellent tool to build it. Follow Timothy Bell&#39;s guide to holding a perfect L-sit. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>If you want to simultaneously strengthen your core and develop a solid foundation in bodyweight exercise, the L-sit is an excellent option.</strong> The L-sit is the starting position for highly advanced exercises such as the L-sit to handstand, and it will familiarize you with the parallel bars. Bodyweight exercise expert Timothy Bell, who blogs over at <a href="http://www.timothybellfitness.com/" target="_blank">Timothy Bell Fitness</a>, presents this guide to help you work up to and master the L-sit.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/master-the-l-sit-for-core-strength-and-bodyweight-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle bodyweight bodyweight exercises calisthenics Fitness Gymnastics gymnatics isometrics l-sit upper body exercises videos videos Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 153701 at https://breakingmuscle.com Cats and Dogs to Balance Shoulders and Hips - Say What? https://breakingmuscle.com/video/cats-and-dogs-to-balance-shoulders-and-hips-say-what <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/cats-and-dogs-to-balance-shoulders-and-hips-say-what" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/shutterstock199089575.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">If you&#39;re feeling a bit out of whack, these simple exercises will help get you coordinated. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The intention of &quot;cats and dogs&quot; is to get the <strong>shoulders and hips to move together in a coordinated fashion to move the spine through a full range of motion</strong>. Cats and dogs will work all of the posture muscles that support the spine, and it just feels great!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keep in mind a few things when doing this exercise:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/cats-and-dogs-to-balance-shoulders-and-hips-say-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle Fitness hip mobility shoulders stretching videos videos yoga Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 153876 at https://breakingmuscle.com 3 Foam Rolling Progressions to Injury-Proof Your Thoracic Spine https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-foam-rolling-progressions-to-injury-proof-your-thoracic-spine <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/3-foam-rolling-progressions-to-injury-proof-your-thoracic-spine" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201507/jr.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Dr. John Rusin shares a series of innovative movements using the foam roller to maintain the health of your shoulders and thoracic spine. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The shoulders and thoracic spine can easily get beaten up by heavy lifting and hard workouts. <strong>John Rusin of <a href="http://drjohnrusin.com" target="_blank">John&nbsp;Rusin Fitness Systems</a>&nbsp;demonstrates three different foam rolling exercises that can relieve pain and tightness in the area.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>To set up for these exercises:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-foam-rolling-progressions-to-injury-proof-your-thoracic-spine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle Fitness foam rolling mobility shoulder mobility shoulder pain thoracic videos videos yoga Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 153601 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Guide to Troubleshooting Your Own Squat Pain https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-guide-to-troubleshooting-your-own-squat-pain <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/a-guide-to-troubleshooting-your-own-squat-pain" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201506/squat.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">If you feel pain when you squat, there are still plenty of options for you. Logan Christopher presents a short walkthrough on how to find a pain-free solution specifically for you. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Squats are a staple of almost every strength and conditioning program. <strong>But if pain keeps you from doing them, it&#39;s important to try variations and alternatives that don&#39;t put you in discomfort.</strong>&nbsp;In this video, Logan Christopher of <a href="http://legendarystrength.com/" target="_blank">Legendary Strength</a> offers solutions to overcoming pain during squats.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/a-guide-to-troubleshooting-your-own-squat-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle back squat bodyweight exercises exercise variations Fitness hip pain squats strength training videos videos Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 153441 at https://breakingmuscle.com 3 Ways for People Who Stand All Day to Fight Aches and Pains https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-ways-for-people-who-stand-all-day-to-fight-aches-and-pains <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/3-ways-for-people-who-stand-all-day-to-fight-aches-and-pains" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201506/sp.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Some jobs require you to stand for hours on end, and that can't be helped. But you can help yourself reduce the damage this does to your body. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size:18px;">If you stand for long periods of time every day, you will inevitably develop stiffness. Max Shank of <a href="http://ambitionathletics.com/" target="_blank">Ambition Athletics</a> shares three ways to alleviate the discomfort. <strong>These techniques help correct some of the problems that excessive time in an immobile position may cause.</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/3-ways-for-people-who-stand-all-day-to-fight-aches-and-pains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle ankle Fitness foot hip lacrosse ball low back pain mobility self-myofascial release videos videos yoga Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 153326 at https://breakingmuscle.com Better Splits, Part 2: 3 Top Tricks to Get Your Middle Splits https://breakingmuscle.com/video/better-splits-part-2-3-top-tricks-to-get-your-middle-splits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/better-splits-part-2-3-top-tricks-to-get-your-middle-splits" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201506/bettersplits3toptrickstogetyourmiddlesplitsplain.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">These three tricks will help you move beyond your sticking point and finally get or improve your middle splits. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Using a variety of modalities can help you achieve better flexibility.</strong> In this video series, I am going off the assumption that you have been stretching and working on your flexibility, but aren&#39;t quite where you&#39;d like to be with your splits.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The middle (or straddle) splits can be the most challenging to master.</strong> Regardless of your flexibility level, these three tricks will help you move beyond your sticking point and finally get or improve your middle splits.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/better-splits-part-2-3-top-tricks-to-get-your-middle-splits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle Fitness flexibility hamstrings hip stretches mobility splits stretch stretching videos videos yoga Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 153331 at https://breakingmuscle.com Straighten, Then Strengthen: A Pre-Workout Movement Menu https://breakingmuscle.com/video/straighten-then-strengthen-a-pre-workout-movement-menu <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/straighten-then-strengthen-a-pre-workout-movement-menu" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201506/straighten1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Trying to progress through a fitness program with muscular imbalances will only reinforce your pre-existing dysfunctions. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Trying to progress through a fitness program with muscular imbalances and incorrect posture will only reinforce your pre-existing dysfunctions. <strong>Instead of doing this, try a pre-workout movement menu.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The focus of a pre-workout menu is to straighten your body first, then strengthen the properly recruited musculature. Correcting the underlying dysfunctions first gives you a stable foundation upon which you can build.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Do the four exercises featured in this video immediately prior to working out:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/video/straighten-then-strengthen-a-pre-workout-movement-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> @breakingmuscle Fitness injuries injury prevention mobility movement muscular imbalance posture videos videos yoga Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000 153281 at https://breakingmuscle.com