Posts in "Exercise Technique"

Make the Back Squat Feel and Look Better

I’m currently in the throes of jet-lag sucktitude. I’ll be back on my writing content horse next week, but I’ve got a treat for you today. TG.com regular contributor, Dr. Nicholas Licameli, is subbing in for me today and he went to TOWN in today’s guest post. This is one of the most thorough articles… Read more

Face Pulls: Do Them Right, Do Them Often

I know what you’re thinking. “Face pulls? Really, Tony? That’s what you’re going to write about today? What’s next: Talking about the Kreb’s Cycle? Discussing all the uses of Osmium? Breaking down who will win this season of The Bachelorette?” I get it. Face pulls aren’t the most exciting exercise in the universe, but I’ve… Read more

3 Reasons You Need More Front Squats In Your Life

Front squats are like kittens. You need more of them in your life.   Now, before people reach for their pitch forks, or, I don’t know, call their local IPF director to blacklist me, let me be clear: this is not an attempt or diatribe to dissuade anyone from back squatting. I like back squats…. Read more

Programming Considerations: When To Choose Sumo Over Conventional Deadlift

If there’s one topic I’m asked to write more on it’s programming. What, when, why, and how do I do what I do? I may make this more of weekly or monthly series depending on how this first iteration goes. Lets see what happens. When To Choose Sumo Deadlift Over Conventional I like to think… Read more

A Few Ways to Progress and Groove the 1-Legged RDL

I know, I know. Talking much less writing about the 1-Legged RDL isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Here’s where it ranks on my “Stuff That Gets Me Really Excited About” List: 1: Ice cream. 2-717: Reading Wikipedia pages for every Wu-Tang Clan member. 718: Cleaning up my cats weekly furball vomit. 719:… Read more

Plan On Lifting or Squatting Something Heavy? Check Your Neck

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of frequent contributor, Dr. Nicholas Licameli. He covers a topic that’s sometimes controversial: Neck position when lifting heavy things. Some people play close attention to it (as they should), while others play it off as “no big deal” and point towards really strong people who seemingly have never had any issues… Read more

Breaking Down the Turkish Get-Up

For some people seeing the words “Turkish Get-Up” in the title of an article elicits a gag reflex or makes them want to jump into a live volcano. Even I’ll be the first to admit it’s not the most exciting exercise to talk about. However, that doesn’t mean it’s altogether invalid or that it doesn’t… Read more

9 Ways to Progress the Landmine Press

At the expense of coming across as the cantankerous, meanie-head strength coach for saying it, I’m going to go a head and say it anyways: Exercise, for most people, most of the time, should be mind-numbingly monotonous. Boring. It should be boring.   I get it: boring isn’t sexy. And it sure as shit doesn’t… Read more