Posts in "Exercise Technique"

60 Second Deadlift Tip: Get the Slack Out of the Bar

“Get the slack out of the bar.” You hear this cue a lot with regards to deadlift technique and performance. I could say something as equally abstract like, I don’t know, “banana honkeydorey train whistles” or “please pass the parmesan, Chad” and seemingly get the same message across. Which is to say… …what the heck… Read more

8 Innovative Exercises For Stronger Hip Flexors and Adductors: A Collaboration with Meghan Callaway

  Recently the indelible, delightful, and impressive Meghan Callaway and I collaborated on a series where we each shared four innovative exercises for both the hip flexors and adductors. As far as duos go, we rank somewhere in between peanut butter & jelly and Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. Check em out. You Won’t Believe… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Wedge

Success with the deadlift will always be tethered to having a masterful setup. If you start in a poor position, you’re probably going to have a poor deadlift. And no friends. It sucks. The Wedge When it comes to the setup, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In this instance we’re all special snowflakes with varying… Read more

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Skater Squats

Today’s guest post by San Diego based personal trainer, Scott Hansen, is quite fortuitous. I’m in a bit of a writing funk and this, for better or worse (likely the latter), allowed me to lean into my procrastinating ways. Thanks Scott!…;o) I posted my own version of Skater Squats yesterday on IG HERE. Pretty badass,… Read more

Form Fix: Forearm Wall Slides

If you have a shoulder (or two) chances are there’s been a time in your life where things haven’t felt great. This sentiment is only amplified if you happen to be someone who lives an active lifestyle playing sports and/or enjoys lifting heavy things. There are a myriad of culprits that can lead to shoulder… Read more

The Undeniable, Stone Cold #1 Mistake People Make When Performing Pushups

Push-Ups. I get it. On a scale of 1 to NASCAR they’re not very exciting. They’re not exciting to perform, much less write about. You think I want to sit here and write about push-ups? I can think of a litany of things I’d rather write about: Standing in line at the Post Office. Rugs…. Read more

The Benefits of Wearing a Weight Belt: And When Not Wearing One is Beneficial Too

Whether or not to wear a weight belt when lifting weights can be a conundrum. On one side of the fence you have those who swear by it and would never think about lifting (much less looking) at a weight without one. Not exactly ideal. And then on the other side you have those people… Read more

4 Non Pull-Up Exercises to Help Build Your Pull-Up

All this week my good friend (and pull-up GodMistress), Meghan Callaway, has placed her renowned Ultimate Pull-Up Program on sale at 40% off the regular price. It only makes sense that I use a few posts this week to highlight some of my thoughts and programming suggestions on the topic. I mean, you’re not here… Read more