Posts in "Exercise Technique"

Why Performing 1-1/2 Reps Will Alter Your Life Forever

The title of this post might be construed as a tad exaggerative in tone. For the sake of brevity: anything labeled “life altering” should be reserved for stuff like winning the lottery, beating cancer, or, I don’t know, a really, really, really good steak. Or having your own lightsaber. So please forgive the sensationalism. What… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: DB Fly Away

Pareto’s Principle states that 80% of the effects will result from 20% of the causes. This “rule” can be applied to everything from farming to business (and everything in between). 80% of the profit comes from 20% of the yield. 80% of your sales comes from 20% of your clients. 80% of why I never… Read more

Why Train the Posterior Chain?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Zak Gabor, a MA-based physical therapist and strength coach. His alma mater – Ithaca College – also happens to be my alma mater’s – SUNY Cortland – sworn enemy. But he’s cool…;o) Enjoy! Not only can tapping into your posterior chain get you extremely strong, help improve athleticism and… Read more

Row, Row, Row Your Back

I hated P.E. class. I was a skinny, weird and uncoordinated kid. I was the one who got picked on in the changing rooms about my lack of size, and we’re just not talking about muscles. Every bullied kid’s nightmare in elementary/high-school Whenever P.E. class was on my schedule, I dreaded it.  I’d rather go… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rock the Boat

With apologies to any 90s hip-hop and R&B fans, today’s exercise has nothing to do with Aaliyah’s hit “Rock the Boat.” OMG – such a classic song. I listen to this song – as well as other songs from all her albums (Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, One in a Million, Aaliyah) – and can’t… Read more

Jump Your Way to Power Development

I am not a perfect coach. While I feel I’m above average in my abilities, I’ll be the first to admit I have many “gaps” in my knowledge-base. Some things I’m good at: coaching the barbell lifts, assessment, hand-to-hand combat vs. zombies. Some things, not so much: Olympic lifting, speed and jump training. I’ve written… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Bottoms-Up Anything

Drake said it best: “Started from the bottom now we’re here.” Based off last week’s article on Building the Squat From the Bottom and today’s apropos titled post, you may think I’m obsessed with bottoms. Kim Kardashian and J-Lo jokes aside, you’re 100% correct. When I was coaching at Cressey Sports Performance and working with… Read more

Building the Squat From the Bottom

We all know that squats are a staple movement that span the gauntlet when it comes to helping people get stronger, leaner, and faster. Blah, blah, blabbidy, blah. That’s all well and good. But lets be honest. Squats also help build bodacious bottoms. Photo Credit: Max Planes There’s a reason why no one has ever… Read more