Month: August 2022

The Best Warmup Ever

Over the past decade I have seen warming up becoming increasingly complex, fitness professionals will have their clients perform a large variety of exercises, there’s an assumption that nothing can be done until the warming up process is complete, but in many cases the exercises performed are completely removed from the actual work out its …

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Exercise Index – Weighted Hindu Squats

My training is heavily influenced by historic combat sports athletes, notably Pehlwani and Sumo wrestlers. These athletes are known for having very strong lower bodies, but they do little traditional lifting. Their resistance training is calisthenic. Sumo wrestlers will do squats holding relatively moderate weights (20-40lbs) Pehlwani wrestlers will do high rep squats, and also …

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Exercise Index – Romanian Deadlift Vs Stiff Legged Deadlift

These 2 exercises do not train the same muscles. Romanians work the glutes, Stiff legs work the hamstrings. Depending on which muscle you want to train, you do the respective exercise. Often times they can look similar depending on someone’s proportions, but the intent of each is very different. You can include both in a …

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Exercise Index – Back Training Biomechanics, The Significance Of Elbow Position

Biomechanics can be a confusing subject, but I always believe in making it simple for clients, people don’t need to know super specific anatomy, but they should know body positioning and how that affects an exercise. When training your back, using a wider grip with your elbow higher will always recruit more upper back. This …

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Exercise Index – Hammer Curl For Forearm Development

Forearms are very much like calf muscles, everybody does the same exercise, but for those people who are genetically gifted, their results are disproportionate to everyone else. I have trained with professional bodybuilders, and IFBB pros, There are zero secrets to training any muscle, there are no cutting-edge tricks. All other factors being equal, your …

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