Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

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