Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Hinge Row

  This edition of Exercises You Should Be Doing puts a little spin on a similar iteration I stole from Joel Seedman a few years back. Or maybe it was John Rusin? Either way, my brain doesn’t work the same way their’s does and I gladly borrowed the idea. It involved adding resistance bands to… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: T-Spine Wall Rotation With Lift-Off

  The ability to “access” thoracic extension (and rotation) can be a game changer for a lot of people; especially for those who spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a desk job. In no particular order, t-spine extension & rotation: Allows the shoulder blades to move, particularly with regards to scapular retraction and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Bench Assisted ValSlide RDL With Reach

I know the name of today’s Exercise You Should Be Doing seems like a mouthful, but I promise it’s easier done than said. More cogent to the point is that it’s one of my new favorite drills to help trainees groove the Single Leg RDL. I’ve Written About This Shit Before I view the Single-Leg… Read more