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A Unique Way to Target Your Glutes

A Unique Way to Target Your Glutes

I was lying down on the couch the other day and went to push myself off to get up. My leg was in such a position that it activated the crap out of my glute. You see, I was propped up on some pillows and the unique position I had my legs bent actually put ..read more..

The One Movement Pattern Everybody Does Wrong

The One Movement Pattern Everybody Does Wrong

One of the first movement patterns that I teach my clients and athletes is the hip hinge. It’s one of the fundamental movement patterns you’ll use for most of your lower body training. For example, the Romanian Deadlift and Stiff Leg Deadlift utilize the hip hinge pattern to bow forward. The Russian style kettlebell swing ..read more..

3 Ways Runners Can Stay Injury Free

3 Ways Runners Can Stay Injury Free

It’s difficult to get runners in the gym. However, numerous studies show improved running performance and reduced injury risk when runners include strength and/or plyometric exercises to their endurance program. Most fear that if they lift a weight, they will instantly turn into the Hulk, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me see ..read more..

4 Weightlifting Techniques to Master

4 Weightlifting Techniques to Master

Most trainees like to think they’re killing it in the gym, but many are not as effective as they could be. One major component that determines your success is how you execute each rep. Exercise technique is also a big factor that can influence your injury risk, but most important, it will determine if all ..read more..

How to: The Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

How to: The Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

This exercise is great at challenging single leg hip stability while strengthening your posterior chain (hamstrings, gluteals and para-spinals) and abdominals (indirectly). Don’t be confused with the version where the weight is lifted off the floor between reps – that’s referred to as a Stiffleg Deadlift – two different exercises even though they look the ..read more..