Posts Tagged with "posterior chain"

Hip Hinge 2.0

In today’s guest post by strength coaches and physical therapists, Sam Spinelli and Jason LePage, they break down the hip hinge from beginner level to more advanced iterations. Ain’t no party like a hip hinge party. Enjoy. Hip Hinge 2.0 Your hips have a powerhouse of potential for performance. In the realm of athletics hip… Read more

Why Train the Posterior Chain?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Zak Gabor, a MA-based physical therapist and strength coach. His alma mater – Ithaca College – also happens to be my alma mater’s – SUNY Cortland – sworn enemy. But he’s cool…;o) Enjoy! Not only can tapping into your posterior chain get you extremely strong, help improve athleticism and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Engaged Slideboard Leg Curl

As a a predominantly sports training facility it’s no secret that we place a premium on training the backside of the body at Cressey Sports Performance. While the “mirror muscles” (chest, biceps, quads, abs) get most of the love, what separates the athletes who get cut from the Varsity team to those who earn scholarships… Read more

A Critical Reply to an Uncritical Coach

Today’s post comes from the one and only Bret Contreras.  As he’ll note below, I received an email from a fan of my blog asking me for my opinion on some candid remarks she overheard one of the strength coaches at her university regurgitate to a few other students. And by using the word regurgitate… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Zercher Goodmornings

Normally with this segment I gravitate towards exercises that fall under one of the three categories: 1.  Those exercises I see most people perform poorly (seated rows, push-up variations, single leg variations, etc). 2.  Those that are new to me, and thus, new to the reader, but can be performed by most everyone without running… Read more