Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: KB Goblet Squat w/ Lowering

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile and “user friendly” exercise than the Goblet squat. I think we should collectively pass it into law that anytime anyone in the fitness industry crosses paths with Dan John, he or she is obligated to give him a high-five for popularizing it. Or buy him a steak. His… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Prone Sphinx

If you were talking to twelve year old Tony, the Prone Sphinx sounds like some sweet WWF Wrestling move that Hulk Hogan or Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka would perform on one of their opponents during WrestleMania. Alas, I’m not twelve, and don’t watch WrestleMania on Mondays anymore, so in this context it refers to the mythical… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Birddog With Band RNT

I have two words for you: Jet Lagged. After three movies, a Twin Peaks marathon (because, why not?) and far too many Tim Tams to count,Lisa and I made it back to Boston from Sydney after a marathon 27 hour travel extravaganza. We landed at Logan at 7 PM, were in our apartment by 8,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Engaged Active Straight Leg Raise

Many people are familiar with the active straight leg raise. For those who aren’t, it’s exactly as it sounds. You know how when you look at someone’s last name, it’s spelled weird, and in your head you’re all like “nope, not even going to try to pronounce that,” and then the person looks at you… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Engaged Slideboard Leg Curl

As a a predominantly sports training facility it’s no secret that we place a premium on training the backside of the body at Cressey Sports Performance. While the “mirror muscles” (chest, biceps, quads, abs) get most of the love, what separates the athletes who get cut from the Varsity team to those who earn scholarships… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Split Stance 3D Hamstring Mobilization w/ Reach

Once a week I head over to Boston University to fiddle around in the strength and conditioning center. I’ve been going there for well over two years now, and as much as I love training in a state-of-the-art facility – if for nothing else for a little change of scenery – I think the greater… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Activated Deadbug w/ KB

I know for some reading, the idea of reading another post on deadbugs is about as exciting as watching paint dry, or worse, listening to Taylor Swift’s new album. I can commiserate to a degree. I can hear the cries now: “I mean really, deadbugs? Come on Tony, I thought you liked to lift heavy things… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Horizontal Abduction with Press

What’s up everyone!?  I enjoyed a nice, relaxing, extended Labor Day weekend, hence the reason why I didn’t post anything yesterday. Did you miss me?  I didn’t think so….;o) But in case you’re wondering, I was able to catch up on some reading over the past few days and in addition, did what every other… Read more