Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Dumbbell Squeeze Press

A little over a week ago I posted an article titled My Pecs Could Win a Fight Vs. a Tank Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger? In it I made the case that: 1) Compound movements (deadlift, squat, bench press, rows, chin-ups, etc) should encompass the base for most weight training programs regardless of… Read more

Best Articles of 2015: Exercises You Should Be Doing

This will be the last rendition of “Best of” anything for 2015. Unless I change my mind of course, and do a “Best Cutest Pictures of My Cat 2015” 0r “Best Shirtless Pics of Me While Washing Dishes 2015.” There’s still a few days left in the year, anything can happen. Note: Not a picture… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hinge Row

Mike Boyle was once quoted as saying: “Most trainees can never really do enough (horizontal) rowing.” I tend to agree. It’s no secret most guys (and girls) are mirror-centric, often training the muscles most easily viewed when staring into a mirror – pectorals, shoulders, biceps, abdominals, and the tranzipidous It’s also no secret most guys… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted 1-Legged Hip Thrust

Guess where I’m going this morning? No, it’s not the gym (that’s later). No, it’s not the grocery store (again, later). And no, it’s not Tom Brady’s house (only in my dreams). I have to head to the RMV this morning to get my driver’s license renewed. (Cue sarcastic “yay” here) I can think of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: HBT Overhead Press

What the WHAT!?! I know what some of you may be thinking: “Did Tony just recommend an overhead exercise?” Photo Credit: Kurt Stenberg For all intents and purposes, I’m 100% against overhead pressing right? What the hell has happened? Has the world flipped on itself? This is analogous to Donald Trump showcasing an ounce of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Low Cable Row

Point to someone with a monster bench press, deadlift, or squat and I’ll point to someone who has monster lats. They’re a massive muscle with an expansive cross-sectional area spanning the entire (upper) backside. Don’t take my word for it, just peruse any anatomy book and notice all the attachment points: vertebral attachments (T6 to the… Read more

The Most Underrated Exercise in Strength and Conditioning? It’s Not Deadlifts.

While I can’t say it’s always been the case (I’ve grown less dogmatic and immature as a coach the older I’ve gotten, I operate under the guise that every exercise has its time and place. Except for maybe this one. If she were juggling a pair of chainsaws while standing on the BOSU balls I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hover Deadlift

Anyone who’s read this site for any length of time knows I have an affinity for several things: 1. Matt Damon 2. LOLCats 3. Beef Jerky 4. Star Wars. 5. Deadlifts With regards to strength and conditioning there’s probably no one topic I’ve written about more than the deadlift. And, as it happens, I’m currently… Read more