Posts Tagged ‘hinge’

Move of the Week: Zercher Squat

What can you do, if you have the shoulder mobility of someone in a straitjacket? THE MOVE: Zercher Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, glutes, core. WHY DO IT: When goblet squats no longer cut it for you, it’s common to up the ante with front squats or back squats to continue driving progress on…

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Move of the Week: Conventional Deadlift

Can’t enjoy the weather if you don’t have your summer body ready, right? Here’s one move you can do to catch up!  THE MOVE: Conventional Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes, upper back, core, arms (basically, everything). WHY DO IT: The deadlift. It’s one of the most important things you can 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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Move of the Week: Romanian Deadlift with Mid-shin Pause

We are back with Move of the Week! Time to fire up that posterior chain…and feel the pain in the days after! THE MOVE: Romanian Deadlift with Mid-shin Pause MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge pattern: posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, upper back) and grip. WHY DO IT: Some of us already know that the Romanian Deadlift (or…

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Move of the Week: 3-pt Dead-stop Row

The weather is changing fast here in New York, and it looks like warm weather has had its last hurrah. But we’re still here for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: 3-pt Dead-stop Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats, core. WHY DO IT: Rows are an important part of strength-training here at…

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Move of the Week: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL

Continuing on the trend of exercise progression, today’s Move builds on a previous one that we’ve featured very recently. More on that below! THE MOVE: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge, single-leg; glutes, hamstrings. WHY DO IT: Two weeks ago we featured the Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL, which previously built on the Dumbbell…

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Move of the Week: Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL

Can you believe that it’s October? I’m not sure there’s a better way to kick the month off than by putting up a Move of the Week. Here it is! THE MOVE: Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL (Offset-loaded RFERDL) MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge, single-leg; glutes, hamstrings. WHY DO IT: A few weeks ago we featured the Dumbbell…

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Move of the Week: Reverse-grip Inverted Row

We’ve been getting some good weather up here in New York. On a totally unrelated note, it’s time for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Reverse-grip Inverted Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats. WHY DO IT: For today’s Move, I’ve decided to change the pace a little and feature a bodyweight…

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Move of the Week: Dumbbell Death March

Don’t look now, but the year is basically coming to a close.  Despite this change of pace, we’re still here for our Move of the Week! Check it out below. THE MOVE: Dumbbell Death March MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: hinge pattern; posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, upper back) and forearms (grip). WHY DO IT: The hinge is a…

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