Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Shovel Hold

Up here in New England we’re very familiar with shovels. Copyright: bubutu / 123RF Stock Photo Particularly during our long, cold, New England winters. The shovel I’m referring to in today’s post, however, has nothing to do with that kind of shovel. Unlike traditional shoveling which sucks – and ranks somewhere between getting a colonoscopy… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hollow Position Plate Rotation

Like many of you I have been watching the Rio Olympics and often picking my jaw up from off the floor witnessing the feats of power, speed, agility, and artistry that many of the athletes display. Whether it’s watching Usain Bolt float to the finish line or shaking my head in disbelief as Katie Ledecky… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 8/5/16

I know, I know…I posted one of these earlier this week. I’m the jerk. In fairness I normally post my “Stuff to Read” series on Fridays, but since I was taken off track the prior week and didn’t post one I made up for it on Monday. Besides, as this goes live my wife and I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deadbug With Extension + Reach

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s read this site for any length of time that I love me some LOLCats, beef jerky, pantless anything (insert things like writing, cooking, reading, crime fighting here) Deadbugs. I feel they’re one of the most underused and underutilized exercises out there, due in no small part to… Read more

Porcelain Post: Results is a Battle of Repetition

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy. Results is a Battle of Repetition You… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Rolling Squat

Hope everyone had a lovely July 4th weekend this past weekend. We sure did. Lisa and I were up in Maine – Pemaquid Point to be exact – for a wedding, and it was a stark reminder that it’s the perfect anecdote to the hustle and bustle of Boston. Having a few day’s reprieve from… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deep Squat Press

Today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing” has a unique flavor compared to exercises in the past. 1. It’s as miserable as it sounds. 2. The word “deep” is going to be contingent on individual anatomy, overall mobility (ankle dorsiflexion, hip flexion, t-spine extension), and one’s ability level to actually squat. Basically, unlike the internet, I’m… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Landmine Reverse Lunge

It’s Patriot’s Day today in Boston. What’s Patriot’s Day you ask? Multiple choice: 1) A civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775? 2) Tom Brady’s birthday? HINT: It’s the former. Patriot’s Day is also the day the Boston… Read more