Deep Squat Landmine Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Today’s blog post is going to be quick, but I wanted to show a simple but cool exercise that I’ve started using with some of my clients that I really like. For lack of a better name, I’ll call it a landmine shoulder-to-shoulder press. You can probably figure out what it looks like from the name, but just for the sake of clarity and being on the same page, here’s a video of what it looks like in action, as demonstrated by my client Ryan. This one really kills a bunch of birds with one stone: hip mobility, [...]

2015-01-09T11:54:46+00:00

Landmine Squats: A Great Alternative to Traditional Squats

Goblet squats have been my go-to exercise for teaching the squat pattern for awhile, but more recently I’ve been using the landmine as way to teach the pattern and I really, really like it. I still like goblet squats and use them often, but they don’t work for everyone. Some people still tend to fold forward as they squat down, and people also struggle to hold heavier weights to where it’s tough to get a training effect for the legs because the upper body is such a limiting factor. The landmine works really well as a teaching tool because the [...]

2015-01-07T15:22:17+00:00

A Very Simple (and Very Effective) Way to Learn Single Leg RDLs

I really like single leg RDLs, but a lot of people struggle with them tremendously, especially when they first try to learn how to do them. As such, I start most clients off with assisted single leg RDLs where I allow them to use one hand to hold onto something for balance. Almost two years I shared a simple but effective method of assistance using the TRX which you can check out HERE, which looks like this. I still really like this and use it often, but I’ve noticed that for clients that struggle to grasp the hip hinge, some [...]

2015-01-02T10:18:42+00:00