Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Anchored KB Row

I’ll be the first to admit my brain is a little lackluster. It doesn’t work in the same fashion as other coaches like, say, Ben Bruno, BJ Gaddour, or Meghan Callaway. I’m often dumbfounded by all the practical (and inventive) ways they’re able to put their own spin on certain exercises and/or methodologies. I’ll watch… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: These 2 Brutal Core Exercises

Fair warning: the two exercises described below seem easy to perform and kinda give off the “huh, that’s it?” vibe. But trust me, they suck. They suck hard. Like, really suck. Okay, you get the point.   I’d like to preface this by saying I’m not a fan of the term “core training.” Some coaches… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Skater Deadlift/Hip Hinge

I’m a huge fan of the single-leg deadlift (or hip hinge, if we wanted to be technical), and feel it’s an exercise that offers a bevy of benefits. However, as ubiquitous as the exercise is I do feel it’s a very advanced movement for people to master. Even for trainees with a fair amount of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Standing Band Hip Thrust

They way I see it when your 8-month old is up most of the night coughing and battling his first cold, and you’re not really that inspired to write something “meaty,” there’s only one direction to take things: The glutification of glutes.   Standing Band Hip Thrust   Who Did I Steal It From: Who… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Offset Shouldering Squat

I’m not someone who feels everyone needs to squat with a barbell on his or her’s back. I kinda lose a lot of respect for those coaches who have a knack for putting their ego and bravado a head of individual variances in anatomy, ability/skill level, injury history, not to mention goals. Call me old-fashioned… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Viking Chest Supported Row

SPOILER ALERT: There are no actual Vikings involved in this post or with the execution of this exercise. Sorry. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t up the general level of badassery of this post by including a picture of a Viking.   A few weeks ago I watched a video a friend of mine, Luka… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Serratus Punch

Got a cool exercise for you today: the Serratus Punch.   NOTE: Actual exercise not pictured. More power to you if you want to pull it off though. I mean, it does work the serratus…;O) But First – A Rookie Parenting Mistake It was a consortium of errors this past weekend. Lisa and I were supposed… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rack Pull-Up

I’m a huge fan of pull-ups/chin-ups. Pick your flavor. I find the ability to perform either of the two is a great litmus test of one’s upper body strength and overall body composition.   For many of my female clients both points are particularly true: Getting strong enough to bang out one, if not several… Read more