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When you walk into most commercial gyms or personal training studios, you will see an abundance of people performing squats, deadlifts, and many other great exercises, on Bosu's, wobble boards, or other unstable surfaces. Unfortunately, what many of these people, including a large number of fitness professionals, don't realize is that these exercises would be significantly more effective, and for a wide array of goals, if they were done on a stable surface, with proper form, and with more resistance. There is so much research out there that has come to this conclusion.

In this article, Meghan Callaway discusses some of her go-to exercises that involve smarter alternatives to traditional unstable surface training, and she provides an exercise for each of the 6 fundamental movement patterns. While Meghan made it very clear that most of her preferred methods of training are done on stable surfaces, and with stable objects, there is a time and a place to incorporate some of these innovative and effective exercises into your overall training program.

General Health

Best Prehab Exercises For Your Lower Back -- Michael Mash

The Paradox of Behavior Change -- James Clear

5 Types of Exercise To Avoid In Pregnancy -- Jessie Mundell via Girls Gone Strong

Build Quads Without Knee Pain -- Ben Bruno, T-Nation

Why I Love Being Big -- Erin Brown via Girls Gone Strong

Strength Training

The Future Of Fitness, Functional Training & Rehab With Dr Craig Liebenson -- Dr John Rusin

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back -- T-Nation

The Strength Training Guide for Women Over 40 -- Nia Shanks

5 Intensity Techniques To Ramp Up Your Training -- Jason Maxwell

My Go To Squat Progression For Pretty Much Everyone -- Tony Gentilcore

Fat Loss

How To Use Math To Work Out Your Body's Equation -- Steve Hall

How To Bust Through A Fat Loss Plateau -- Laura Schoenfeld, Girls Gone Strong

The 10 Immutable Laws of Successful Fat Loss -- Eric Bach

You’re Too Smart To Lose Body Fat -- Nick Smoot


Smart Growth: 4 Ways Personal Trainers Grow a Successful Fitness Business -- David Crump, The PTDC

Experts And Gurus: What's The Difference -- Todd Hargrove

5 Pricing Methods For Your Fitness Business -- Ryan Ketchum

Setting Up A Fitness Podcast In 7 Simple Steps -- Lawrence Judd

6 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Trainer -- Brad Borland,