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

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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

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Get Your Butt in the Gym: Strength Exercises for Runners

*How distance runners think they’ll look after spending some time in the gym* “I’m going to build extra massand run slower.” It’s not a very encouraging thought for most runners – but that’s what they fear will happen if they start lifting weights. With visions of huge muscle-bound men and women grunting while throwing chalk-covered

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Posterior Chain, Part II

A few weeks back, I posted Posterior Chain Part I.  Here is Part Two – the exercises. Remember, posterior chain exercises focus on strengthening the muscles we can’t see, typically the hamstrings, gluteals and low back extensors.  Thanks to computers modern life, our posterior chain, particularly our glutes become weak and in some cases dormant.

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