Posts in "Exercises You Should Be Doing"

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Bottoms-Up Anything

Drake said it best: “Started from the bottom now we’re here.” Based off last week’s article on Building the Squat From the Bottom and today’s apropos titled post, you may think I’m obsessed with bottoms. Kim Kardashian and J-Lo jokes aside, you’re 100% correct. When I was coaching at Cressey Sports Performance and working with… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Modified Side Lying Hip Abduction with Leg Slide

When most people – at least within fitness circles – think of “glutes,” they envision bikini models/figure competitors up on stage or people with 400+ lb hip thrust with the ability to crack a walnut/crush a Volvo between their cheeks, in what’s known as the 21st century’s version of “coolest bar trick ever.” And well,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Seal Row

It’s a national holiday here in the States – President’s Day – which means my wife has the day off from work. Whenever that happens we like to go get a workout in together since it’s rare we have the opportunity to do so. Note: for the record, this is not Lisa and I. (Photo… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Stationary Bear Crawl

Hope everyone enjoyed the game last night. Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on the win. But screw the game. Did everyone see that new Jason Bourne teaser trailer?????   It took all the will power I could muster not to start dry humping the television screen. I knew a Bourne movie has been… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Dumbbell Squeeze Press

A little over a week ago I posted an article titled My Pecs Could Win a Fight Vs. a Tank Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger? In it I made the case that: 1) Compound movements (deadlift, squat, bench press, rows, chin-ups, etc) should encompass the base for most weight training programs regardless of… Read more

Best Articles of 2015: Exercises You Should Be Doing

This will be the last rendition of “Best of” anything for 2015. Unless I change my mind of course, and do a “Best Cutest Pictures of My Cat 2015” 0r “Best Shirtless Pics of Me While Washing Dishes 2015.” There’s still a few days left in the year, anything can happen. Note: Not a picture… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hinge Row

Mike Boyle was once quoted as saying: “Most trainees can never really do enough (horizontal) rowing.” I tend to agree. It’s no secret most guys (and girls) are mirror-centric, often training the muscles most easily viewed when staring into a mirror – pectorals, shoulders, biceps, abdominals, and the tranzipidous It’s also no secret most guys… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted 1-Legged Hip Thrust

Guess where I’m going this morning? No, it’s not the gym (that’s later). No, it’s not the grocery store (again, later). And no, it’s not Tom Brady’s house (only in my dreams). I have to head to the RMV this morning to get my driver’s license renewed. (Cue sarcastic “yay” here) I can think of… Read more