Open Your Hips Up With The Frog Stretch!

Do You Have Tight Hips? Have you been working from home since the current pandemic put the world in a state of lockdown nearly a year ago? Do you often find yourself to be inactive during the day? If you squat, do you feel pain in your hip flexors? If you answered yes to anyContinue reading “Open Your Hips Up With The Frog Stretch!”

Can Hardgainers Squat Successfully?

Here’s an argument I’ve seen and heard for a while regarding tall or lanky lifters and their ability to squat: Can they do it?? And depending on who you talk to or which article you read the answers will vary. Some will suggest that it can be done. On the flipside, of course, there areContinue reading “Can Hardgainers Squat Successfully?”

Use This Simple Hack To Relieve Shoulder Pain!

The Resistance Band Pull Apart is a fantastic exercise I love to use frequently. It’s proven very useful to me as a prehab exercise to warm up my upper back and Posterior Deltoids before performing Squats or Bench Presses as well as reinforce neuromuscular efficiency in those areas. I also rely on pull aparts toContinue reading “Use This Simple Hack To Relieve Shoulder Pain!”

Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift

So let’s discuss anthropometric measurements! It was 2010 when I read an Iron Man Magazine article written (I think) by Ron Harris, in which he breaks down which compound movements were ideal for long limbed lifters in terms of specialization. He’d said that the Deadlift was ideal for that group, and, as someone with longContinue reading “Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift”

The Lying Banded Dislocation

If you’ve been reading my articles for a while (and thank you if you have been!) then you already know that I’m a big proponent of using resistance band exercises such as Pull Aparts and Dislocations not “just” because using bands is a convenient way to keep the shoulders loose during your training days, butContinue reading “The Lying Banded Dislocation”

The Banded Good Morning

Are you experiencing lower back pain from sitting for most of your day? Does your lower back tighten up when you perform certain compound movements, especially in the case of the Bench Press? Based on your situation, are certain exercises or stations such as the Back Extension simply not available or you just want toContinue reading “The Banded Good Morning”

20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!

As mentioned in my last article, gyms may or may not be opening again depending on where you live. In fact, I might’ve even offered a very basic routine for those of you who are preparing to head back to the weight room with the goal of rebuilding your very strength foundation. But there’s alwaysContinue reading “20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!”

Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!

Good news for some of us: gyms have already reopened (albeit with a capacity limit) or will be opening soon (my neck of the woods doesn’t have a set date yet)! Let’s face it, though: sure, you may have been doing your best to keep in shape from home, and I’ve even provided a fewContinue reading “Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!”

The Defranco Agile 8

Think back to your days taking that lame old gym class in school.  Remember that gym teacher with the polo shirt, track pants and a clipboard who looked either way too skinny to even appear to be remotely in shape, or like he was never in shape at all?  You might or might not recallContinue reading “The Defranco Agile 8”