Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Copenhagen Side Plank Shenanigans

Just to get the obvious question out of the way: I have ZERO idea why the Copenhagen Side Plank is called what it is. My educated guess is it’s not because it was popularized in Detroit. In THIS article, though, via Carl Valle, he notes the origin of the exercise is a bit of a… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: This Is One That Will Make Your Shoulders Feel Better

When it comes to overall shoulder health there are a bevy of factors to consider: Rotator cuff strength Tissue quality Overuse Programming balance Even exercise technique (and how joints are loaded) All are important and things I consider myself when working with a new client who’s shoulder isn’t feeling great. However, there’s one “thing” that’s… Read more