Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: TRX Anti-Rotation Press

Peruse any Facebook wall of someone who’s into fitness and you’re bound to see any number of running themes, status updates, or stories on: 1.  CrossFit, CrossFit, and more CrossFit (and with it endless Paleo recipes). 2.  Intermittent fasting, still (<— that was so 2012). 3.  “Do you even lift?” jokes. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. 4.  Non-stop shirtless… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Paused Deadlift

I know this is going to come across as weird or unconventional to some of my loyal readers, and if you’re one of them (or if not, welcome!  I hope you stay awhile) you may wonder if my website was hacked into today by someone playing a practical joke.  I assure you it wasn’t, but… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Goblet Elevator Squats

As far as “fool proof” exercises are concerned, you’d be hard pressed to do much better than Goblet squats. I’d toss in an obligatory “it’s so easy a cave man can do it” joke here, but, well, shit, I just did. Time and time again I’ve seen someone with some of the worst squatting technique… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Kettlebell Front Squat

I had the opportunity of being invited to a local CrossFit affiliate here in Boston yesterday to spend an hour or so taking their staff – as well as a handful of other trainers from local commercial gyms – through an informal staff in-service on assessment. I say “informal” because I wore jeans and a… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Split Stance Trap Bar RDL

First things first:  some very cool news. No, Justin Bieber hasn’t somehow been scissor kicked in the throat. No, I still haven’t beaten Mike Tyson in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. And no, I haven’t officially earned my Top Gun wings. Yet……;o) I’ve had something “top secret” marinating.  It’s something that I’ve collaborated on with the guys… Read more

Best of 2013: Exercises You Should Be Doing

Okay since it’s New Year’s Eve and this is the officially the last day of 2013 I figured I end the whole shebang with ONE last “Best Of” post.  This time around I’ll highlight some of the more popular exercises I introduced in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series. I don’t know what everyone… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rocked Back Adductor Stretch w/ Extension-Rotation

So I have to assume that for many people reading my site today one of two things is happening: 1.  You’re recovering from the chocolate and/or peanut butter fudge* induced insulin coma you put yourself into yesterday. Was that 11th piece of fudge really necessary? Yes, yes it was….;o) Or 2.  You’re covertly folding the… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Supine Pallof (Belly) Press

I can hear the cacophony of groans now.  Agaaaaaaaaaain?  What the what Tony……another Pallof Press variation? Yeah, sorry.  But this one is really cool. And in case anyone reading right now is new to the site (welcome!) and has no idea what a Pallof Press even is – THIS should help get you squared away. Oh,… Read more