Posts Tagged ‘move of the week’

Move of the Week: Landmine Shoulder Press

Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? THE MOVE: Landmine Shoulder Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push; shoulders, upper back, abs. WHY DO IT: Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? To reap the full benefits of overhead pressing, you should have 180 degrees of pain-free shoulder flexion and be able…

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Move of the Week: Turkish Get-up

Are you finishing too quickly? Here’s why you shouldn’t — when it comes to this move. THE MOVE: Turkish Get-up MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core and corrective; abs, shoulders, legs. WHY DO IT: The Turkish Get-up is a complex, full-body movement that many people get wrong, simply because there are so many parts to begin…

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Move of the Week: Pallof Press

These days, people are anti-everything. Why are we so anti-rotation and anti-extension? THE MOVE: Pallof Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs and obliques. WHY DO IT: The Pallof Press is an essential core exercise that teaches you how to resist rotation and extension. Both of these motions can negatively affect the low back,…

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Move of the Week: Bulgarian Split-squat

Do you know what percentage of the time you spend on one foot when you’re running? If you do, you’ll understand why this move is important. THE MOVE: Bulgarian Split-squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Lunge; quads, glutes, and hamstrings. WHY DO IT: When you run, you are never on both feet at any point during the…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Thruster

What combination is just as good as chicken & waffles, and way safer than texting while driving? THE MOVE: Kettlebell Thruster MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat and vertical push; legs and shoulders. WHY DO IT: Chicken & waffles are great, and so are other combinations like texting and driving (okay, that last one maybe not so…

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Move of the Week: The Clean Pull

A spotless clean begins with a good pull. See what we mean here. THE MOVE: The Clean Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: Last week, we broke down the clean in it’s entirety, and today we are focusing on one specific phase of the clean that matters…

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Move of the Week: The Clean

When it comes to the Olympic lifts, the clean is just a powerful reverse curl right? Wrong. Clean up your clean with this week’s move! THE MOVE: The Clean MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: The Olympic lifts looks cool and everyone wants to do it, but that…

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Move of the Week: Bird-dog Row

What sounds like a 1970s rock band, that’s also a great rowing exercise? THE MOVE: Bird-dog Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: mid and upper back. Core stability. WHY DO IT: No, the Bird-dog Row isn’t another great 1970s rock band. It is however, a great exercise that both challenges your rotary stability and forces you…

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Move of the Week: Medicine Ball Chest Pass

Don’t want to get older? Take your medicine! THE MOVE: Medicine Ball Chest Pass MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes. Horizontal push: chest. WHY DO IT: If you want to maintain your vitality as you age, it is probably a good idea to take your medicine. Medicine balls, that is. The reason why…

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Move of the Week: Resting Metabolic Rate

Do you know exactly what you need to burn fat, lose weight, and gain muscle? Take this test to find out. THE MOVE: Resting Metabolic Rate WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: In addition to VO2 Max, and Anaerobic Threshold, Resting Metabolic Rate is the third indicator that we test for as part of our Metabolic Testing Panel here…

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