Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Landmine Thrust

First: It’s coming. Except in this case, what’s “coming” isn’t something nefarious like Wildlings from north of the Wall or White Walkers. Hell, to say “it’s coming” doesn’t always have to imply something dark or foreboding does it? I mean, maybe what’s coming is a 2 for 1 burrito bowl sale at Chipotle, or, I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Tall Kneeling Overhead Press off Bench

I’ve often be anointed as the “guy who dislikes or hates overhead pressing” on the internet. Given it’s the internet, this is pretty good. There are worse things to be called. The statement itself isn’t entirely false.   However, it does need to be tweaked: “I am not against any one exercise or feel a… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Supine Straight Leg Hip Extension with Alternate Hip Flexion

Admittedly, today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing” doesn’t highlight anything visually badass like, say, deadlifts vs. chains, recoiled sled high pulls (<– seriously, check that out), or, I don’t know, juggling chainsaws while balancing on a BOSU ball. Copyright: photozi / 123RF Stock Photo Nope, today’s exercise recommendation is very plain looking and is about as vanilla… Read more

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