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 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”

Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo

Resistance Bands.  It’s been not even a year since I last wrote about the benefits of these amazing contraptions popularized by Louie Simmons and the boys at Westside Barbell, including but not limited to continued tension throughout an exercise and compartmentalization, as you can take them everywhere you go.  I even offered a few exercisesContinue reading “Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo”

Glute Bridge Modifications

In my last article, I spoke about the benefits of the Glute Bridge, along with a tutorial on the exercise.  Now, we’ll further discuss modifications that can be made to the move to further work the Posterior Chain by simply elevating your feet.  Along with further strengthening your hips, this simple modification will also strengthenContinue reading “Glute Bridge Modifications”

The Glute Bridge

  If you’ve been following me for the last year, then you already know that I’m a big believer in isolating and strengthening the lower back, especially before performing a major compound lift.  It’s why I perform Back Extensions every workout, and most recently wrote an article about it.  But there other exercises that youContinue reading “The Glute Bridge”

Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!

Reviewing The Basics Of The Back Extension The 45 Degree Back Extension Station.  You’ve probably seen one or two in almost every commercial and independent gym you’ve ever been to.  You probably are aware by now that Back Extensions really are a fantastic exercise for strengthening your entire posterior chain.  So not only does itContinue reading “Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!”

The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1

  Welcome to an article I’ve been wanting to write for a while.  Not only is this my first review of any training model, but here we’ll be tackling a modern day classic in old school barbell training that’s equally as simplistic as it is effective.  Futhermore, I had the opportunity to give this templateContinue reading “The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1”

New Deadlift PR…And Then Sickness

So, as you can see from the main picture above, I hit my Deadlift PR of 370lbs for a triple just last Tuesday night.  I would’ve loved to hit at least two more reps but it just wasn’t happening.  Below is the entire workout with a little more detail than in the picture: Deadlift 135lbsContinue reading “New Deadlift PR…And Then Sickness”