Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCxr0PtIK0&feature=plcp]   Here is a new exercise for you to try, especially if your shoulders often bother you.  If you can’t tolerate regular overhead barbell or dumbbell pressing then give this a shot. First, the grip placement is neutral, limiting the internal rotation associated with regular presses (exercises with a pronated grip like the bench… Read more »

Videos: Banded Hip Thrusts

Videos: Banded Hip Thrusts

Here’s another great exercise for you to try. This is NFL player Scott McKillop performing banded hip thrusts.  This is an easy accommodated introduction to the hip thrust which will not create adaptive stiffness.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPgzSZwqD4&feature=plcp]

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Here is some video of Coach X Buddy Morris training National Figure Competitor, Monica Duncan. All Exercises are 4 sets of 10 Seated Low Row 140lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhY0Tt4FVLQ&feature=plcp] Gravitron [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVUBr2MM_c&feature=context-cha] Straight arm pull downs 35lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8y1wCWPMU&feature=plcp]

Video: Plyo Push Up

Video: Plyo Push Up

  This is a Plyo Pushup using a bosu ball. This an advanced movement that we use as a neural primer (it also teaches force absorption and stability)

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Mrs X ( off season masters figure training at 54 she looks 34) – below the knee clean and press ( my wife loves these cause it involves her glutes and her fav bodypart shoulders what a combination. I have found one thing. You cant win an argument with an italian women aint even worth… Read more »

Video: Plank & Scapular Retraction

Video: Plank & Scapular Retraction

Here’s a 2-in-1 exercise. A front plank plus scapular retraction, so you can work your core and scapular stability at the same time. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJHMVJrv9A]

Video: Stir the Pot

Video: Stir the Pot

Here is a video of an exercise called “Stir the Pot.” It is a great core exercise that allows you to keep a neutral spine. There are two variations in the video, one is done on the knees (which is a bit easier) and the other is on the feet. There are plenty of variations… Read more »

Video: Modified Reverse Hyper

Video: Modified Reverse Hyper

Begin laying face down on the surface. First, tighten your core, squeeze your glutes and extend your legs straight back behind you. Focus on keeping a neutral spine and try to hold the extended position for 2 seconds to feel the glutes contract. Start with your own body weight and adjust by adding reps or… Read more »