Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

Exercises You Should Be Doing: HBT Front Squat March

In my career as a strength coach I’ve worked with numerous athletes and non-athletes alike dealing with back pain. And while much of the time my initial “go to” exercises are things like the McGill curl-up, birddogs, deadbugs, and various planks I also recognize that, after awhile, some people would rather wash their face with… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Legged Glute Bridge Floor Press

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. This is mine and Lisa’s first V-day as parents (two weeks in). Her Mom is in town this week helping out with our little guy, and this is the sort of dichotomy is going down. I went to BU to get a quick lift in, and Lisa headed down to Newbury… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Push-Up Plank Hold w/ DB Row

I need to go crush some front squats in a few, so this one is going to be short and sweet today. Meaning, no long-winded introduction that no one reads or cute cat references.   I’d like to preface today’s post with a well-timed quote from strength coach, Dr. Joel Seedman: “When a strength coach… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Prone Hip Flexion-Extension

Admittedly today’s Exercise You Should Be Doing won’t win a “sexiness” award like, say, pretty much any deadlift variation would, or maybe a pistol squat, or pillow-fighting. Truth be told it’s a relatively unexciting, mundane looking exercise, but whoa Nelly! does it humble even the meatiest of meatheads. But first pillow fighting.   Don’t knock… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Chaos Push-Up

Well, that was interesting. I’m not going to mince words today: I stayed up late, you know why, and I’m exhausted. I don’t have any energy for witty banter or mental gymnastics today…so here’s a cool push-up variation you should try. I’ve long been a champion of push-ups. However, I feel they’re the Clive Owen… Read more