Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Two Ab Wheel Rollout Variations: 1 Entry Level, 1 John Wick Level

Ab wheel rollouts are a common choice for those looking to work their (anterior) core muscles. The main objective of the exercise of course is to make you hate life resist too much extension of the lower back. In short: It can be considered a (mostly) anti-extension exercise. Today I wanted to quickly share two… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Spoto Press

Right off the bat some of you reading may be thinking to yourselves… …”wait a second. Since when does Tony write about bench pressing? He’s awful at it and has gone out of his way numerous times to say how much he hates doing them.” 1. You’re not wrong. I am awful at benching. 2…. Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Kickstand RDL w/ Banded Accentuated Eccentric

Let me set the record straight: 1. Just because an exercise has a long name (like this one), doesn’t mean it’s better or more effective. 2. I was just going to call it Banded Thingamajiggy, but it didn’t make made sound smart enough. Suffice to say: The name is a mouthful, but it’s an exercise that… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Assisted Scapular Upward Rotation

I’m obsessed with shoulder blades. I know it’s an eyebrow raising comment to make and borderline weird, but it’s true. I dig shoulder blades. But before you click the “get me the hell off this page” button, let me clarify… I believe most (not all) of people’s shoulder woes can be attributed to the shoulder… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Busdriver Hip Airplane

Happy 2021 everyone. I hope each and every one of you had a splendid Holiday season – in whatever way (or iteration) you chose to celebrate – and that the start of this year serves as a welcome reprieve from the galactic shit show that was 2020. The pandemic resulted in a proverbial “pause button”… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Rotation

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Rotation When it comes to dealing with hip shenanigans I think we’ve done a pretty solid job as an industry at prioritizing OPEN chain exercises. For those not in the know, open-chain exercises are where… “…the segment furthest away from the body – known as the distal aspect,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Canister Press

The Canister Press Who Did I Steal It From: I never thought this day would come. I think I may have done it everyone. I can’t believe it. I may have invented an exercise. At first was going to call it TonyGentilcoreSupremeChancellorDragonSlayer Press, but that seemed a tad grandiose (and a mouthful). I decided on… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Chaos Bridge

Hey there. It’s been a minute. In fact, I think this is the longest I’ve gone without writing anything – like, complete radio silence – in the history of this blog. I don’t know…I just haven’t been inspired to write much of late. And while part of me feels a sense of regret that I’ve… Read more