Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

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

2019 Best Exercises You Should Be Doing

More appropriately this should be titled 2019 Best Exercises (I Stole From Other Coaches) You Should Be Doing. Nevertheless, I shared a bevy of (new to me) exercises in 2019 that garnered some interest on social media. Here are the ones that received the most traction. Be sure to click the links so you can… Read more

Best Articles of the Year 2019: Guest Posts

The week between Christmas and New Year’s I like to highlight a select number of articles featured on my site during the past 365 days. First up were the the articles that resonated with you, the reader, as defined by analytics and what piqued your interest…HERE. Next up were the articles that resonated with me… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Goblet Split Squat with Coil

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared an Exercise You Should Be Doing. Anyone who’s familiar with this series or has kept tabs on the types of exercises/movements I gravitate towards will dig this one. Which is to say: It’s not flashy, it’s not sexy, and it doesn’t take a PhD to set up or… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hollow Position Hold Pull-Up

A quick heads up: In celebration of its two-year anniversary of being released my good friend Meghan Callaway is putting her renowned Ultimate Pull-Up Program on sale all this week. You can purchase it at 40% off the original price. You also have the option of purchasing both her Ultimate Pull-Up Program & Ultimate Landmine… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Quadruped T-Spine Rotation with Lift Off

It’s a mouthful, I know. But I couldn’t think of an alternative name for today’s edition of Exercises You Should Be Doing. “Rotation Thingamajiggy” or “T-Spine Exercise That Makes You Feel Good” didn’t have quite the same ring to it. Exercises You Should Be Doing: Quadruped T-Spine Rotation w/ Lift Off There’s no shortage of… Read more

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