Archive for May 2016

Move of the Week: Med Ball Shoulder Flexion in Dead Bug

Hopefully, you guys had an awesome Memorial Day weekend. Here’s the 7th edition of Move of the Week to get you back on track! THE MOVE: Med Ball Shoulder Flexion in Dead Bug MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Corrective: abs, shoulders. WHY DO IT: This edition of Move of the Week is a little different from those in…

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Move of the Week: Front-rack Reverse Lunge

Here’s the 6th edition of Move of the Week: The Front-rack Reverse Lunge! THE MOVE: Front-rack Reverse Lunge MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Lunge pattern: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Renowned strength coach, Mike Boyle, once famously decried squats in favor of deadlifts and single-leg exercises, like lunges and rear-foot elevated split squats. This was not to…

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Move of the Week: Eccentric Pull-up

As luck would have it, it’s Cinco de Mayo, and I couldn’t let it pass without introducing the fifth edition of Move of the Week. So here it is, #5 on 5/5: the Eccentric Pull-up! THE MOVE: Eccentric Pull-up MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical pulling pattern: shoulders, lats, and upper back. WHY DO IT: With warm weather…

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