Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Angled Landmine Reverse Lunge

I’m horrible when it comes to naming exercises. I mean, in this instance, should I have gone with the literal name: Single Stance to Reverse Lunge w/ Contralateral Hip Extension & Flexion? Or, I don’t know, something like Cool Landmine Reverse Lunge Thingamajiggy? Decisions, decisions. As you can see, I chose something in the middle…. Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Single Leg RDL

Before we get to today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing,” a quick parenting tip: If or when your two year old wakes up from a nap and says his tummy hurts, and even if he seems in good spirits, don’t assume he’s just hungry (like I did) and then proceed to take him out for… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Supported Hip Airplane

This exercise is magic. I mean, it pales in comparison to a Wingardium Leviosa spell – or even bacon wrapped dates (magic in my mouth) – but if you’re looking for a drill to add to your squat/deadlift warm-up, or to help with a pair of cranky hips, continue reading.   Giving credit where it’s… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Reverse Nordic Curl

Anyone who’s visited the Nordic region of the world – generally considered to be Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland – knows they’re known for a few things: Fjords Vikings And that’s pretty much it.   Okay, that’s a bit of dearth representation of all the history, art, food, and culture the region has contributed… Read more

One of My Favorite Core Exercises: The Lying Overhead Pullover

It’s a shit-show of a week on my end this week. For starters I’m involved with a pretty cool product – The Trainers Toolbox – that’s set to be released next week that’s going to set the fitness industry on fire. I won’t give away too much here, but suffice it to say it’s going… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Anti-Flexion Squats

“It’s official,” I thought to myself. “I’m a moron. Why have I never thought of that?” On an almost daily basis I read or watch something one of my colleagues posts on the internet and I am not-so-subtlety reminded of how inadequate I am. I mean, granted, I have a deadlift most guys covet, and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Kettlebell Deadlift

One of my biggest pet peeves about the fitness industry are those people who tend to be absolutists about stuff. They feel that just because something worked for them that it must mean it’ll apply to everyone, and you’re an idiot or inept if you feel otherwise: You have to back squat if you want… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hip Flexed Landmine RDL to Reach

Sometimes I think my brain sucks. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t consider myself an innovator in the fitness industry. My talents lie in taking other people’s information, letting things ruminate for a bit, figuring out how it may apply to my clients, then adding my own spin or take, in addition to… Read more