Posts in "Corrective Exercise"

The Big Toe and the Squat

Two things with regards to the title of today’s post: I’m thinking it could pass for the title of the next big children’s book. Searching stock images for “big toe” pretty much made me want to throw up a little in my mouth. I’d place it  somewhere between kipping pull-ups and gonorrhea in terms of… Read more

The State of Corrective Fitness: 2019

This is going to be neat. My friend and colleague (and author of the brand spankin new book, Day By Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success), Kevin Mullins, reached out to me recently and asked, “Tony, why don’t you wear pants when you coach can I write a series for your site… Read more

Adding CARs to Your Warm Up

My almost two-year old is obsessed with cars. The vroom vroom kind. We live on a busy street here in Boston so it’s more of less toddler catnip for him. It’s impossible to go for a walk and he not be transfixed with every Hyundai and Honda that whizzes by. Likewise, every book we read… Read more

Don’t Let Your Clients Butcher These Three Exercises

Deadbugs, Birddogs, and Glute Bridges…Oh My I wrote a thing for the Personal Trainer Development Center. I suspect it’ll get me nominated for a Pulitzer and statues will be erected in my likeness throughout cities across the world. Or, you know, trainers/coaches will just start coaching deadbugs, birddogs, and glute bridges the right way. Check… Read more

Accessing T-Spine Extension For Healthy Shoulders

There are many things that can make your shoulder(s) hate life. Poor programming balance Less than stellar exercise technique Muscular imbalances Bony adaptations (acromion type Poor scapular kinematics And, for some, we could even make the case for faulty breathing mechanics and/or contralateral hip/ankle mobility restrictions. I try not to get that into the weeds and… Read more

Which Is More Fictional: Unicorns or Tight Hamstrings?

Two weekends ago I was in London teaching a workshop with my friend Luke Worthington. We had a group of 35 trainers from across the UK (and Europe) eager to learn more about assessment, program design, coaching up common strength movements, and how I rank the Bourne movies. One of the main umbrella themes we… Read more

Are You Engaging the Right Muscles When You Squat?

I’m in Europe for the next two weeks traveling. Fear not. I’ve still managed to queue up some stellar content for you in my absence. Today Dr. Sarah Duvall is pinch-writing for me talking about a topic that’s relevant to anyone who likes to lift heavy things: Squats (and how to make them feel better)…. Read more

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and How to Program Them For Lower Back Pain

Raise your hand if you watched The Royal Wedding this weekend. *raises hand* But I only tuned in because Julian was up so early Saturday morning and there was nothing else to watch. Yeah, yeah….that’s it. Anyway, I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today from Florida based trainer William Richards covering a topic… Read more