Archive for April 2017

Move of the Week: Forward-Backward Bear Crawl

April showers bring May flowers, right? THE MOVE: Forward-Backward Bear Crawl MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core and corrective: core stability. WHY DO IT: Crawling, like rolling, is one of the first motor abilities that we develop as babies. We have to get around somehow, right? Eventually, we gain the ability to walk and run as we learn…

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Why Front Squats Are Like Mullets

Front Squats are like mullets: business up front, and party in the back. When it comes to keeping the bar on your shoulders, you have to be super-strict with your technique up front (the business side), so that you can squat properly behind the bar (the party in the back). There’s more to this as well.…

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Move of the Week: Adductor Rockback w/ T-Spine Rotation

It’s warm out, which means you should warm-up for it with our Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Adductor Rockback T-spine Rotation MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core and corrective: thoracic spine and hip adductors. WHY DO IT: When it comes to warming up, today’s move addresses two areas of concern for gym-goers: the hips and the…

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Fix Your Kettlebell Swing For a Better Behind

Can you swing it? The kettlebell swing is one of the most commonly utilized exercises and has a variety of applications, from building strength and conditioning to a better behind. It is also one of the most oft-butchered exercises involving the kettlebell. Chances are, you’re probably doing a kettlebell swing all wrong. Everyone can kind of do…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Bent-over Row

With the warm, almost summer-like weather recently, it looks like spring has arrived! Well here’s Move of the Week as always. THE MOVE: Kettlebell Bent-over Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: upper and mid back, lats, and posterior chain. WHY DO IT: If you don’t have much room or much equipment, the Kettlebell Bent-over Row is…

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Get Better at Pull-ups to Bring Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only person who can bring sexy back; you can, too. Find out how to get better at pull-ups–and build a stronger, leaner, #SexyBack in the process. The pull-up is king when it comes to upper body strength. However, they are an advanced movement for many gym-goers, and many tend to use…

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Move of the Week: Front Squat

You’ve probably seen today’s move in one form or another. Well, it’s finally time to learn about this foundational movement for both fitness and performance, that also works the legs and abs. THE MOVE: Front Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs. WHY DO IT: As we mentioned earlier, the front squat is…

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Banish Your Beer Belly For Good

With the spring and warm weather approaching comes this disheartening realization: “crap, I need to get myself back into gear.” For the record, beer bellies aren’t specifically a direct result of too much beer. Just maybe too many calories, too much Netflix and Chill, and not enough movement. Let’s face it, when you’re drinking beer,…

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