Miscellanous

Tweets in Review

 

Goblet-Squat

This week I cam across a great flow chart on the Toe Touch, exercises for desk jockeys, adding Rotation into a program to deal with SI Joint Pain and a knowledge bomb from Kyle Holland. Continue reading

Coaching

Fix Your Plank

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The plank may be one of the most popular and abused anti-extension “core” movements around. Since its mainstream debut, everyone from strength coaches to yoga instructors include the plank as a go to in anterior core stabilization. A few factors that influence whether or not you are getting the biggest bang for your buck include pelvic position (see picture below), your ability to brace and create tension.

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Diet, Personal Training, Prehab, Self Improvement, Strength, Technique

Articles of the Week

 

Over the course of the week there is a lot of reading  to catch up on. The inter web provides some great new ideas and also opens the way for discussion on many different hot topics. One that caught my eye was the discussion over knees out in the squat. Both Tony Gentilcore and Bret Contreras weighed in this week on the topic. Theres also a host of other great articles listed below.

 

My Take on The “Knees Out” Debate – Tony Gentilcore 

A Better Way to Cue “Knees Out” – Bret Contreras

How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter – Lee Boyce 

The ReActive Warm Up – Eric Johnson and Ryan Johnson

The 10 Best Unilateral Exercises – Bret Contreras 

The Benefits of the Trap bar Deadlift – Mike Boyle (Video)

Wheat Threatens All Humans – David Perlmutter

Dementia Should be Fought With Diet – Nick Collins

 

Coaching, Personal Training

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid as a Trainer and Coach

An excellent insight into some of the most common mistakes committed by trainers early on in their careers. Recently published by Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1 ) on his own website, the article (5 Mistakes I made as a Trainer and Coach that You Should Avoid) outlines some pitfalls we have all fallen into and if you say you haven’t then you’re a liar.

 

Strength, Technique

Improve Your Bench Press

 

Recently I came across this excellent post by Tony Gentilcore on how to improve your bench press in an article titled “Tips For A Bad Ass Bench Press“. Go ahead and have a read and then go straight to the gym and start benching and don’t stop until the next Twilight movie comes out, so probably a week.