The kettlebell snatch is a single arm exercise coordination and timing. I use a smaller ‘bell for this exercise because personally I like my wrists! This exercise is similar to a single arm swing, but at the top you’re going to punch through which will change the momentum of the kettlebell and it will swing over the top of your hand. It will finish resting on your forearm.

I placed this exercise into my warm up rather than the main part of the workout. It’s crucial and I think it needs to be done each day. I believe this is an excellent exercise to add to your warm up because it gets your glutes active and ties your trunk into your lower extremities so that everything can work together. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 4 is here already! I think this one may be one of the more basic exercises for me to highlight, but it’s another good one for athletes and general exercisers alike. As I have mentioned in the past, I am not an advocate of selectorized weight machines. This may, at times, make it a little more difficult for me to post about exercises that everybody can do. Frankly, I don’t feel like there are too many exercises that must only be set aside for the athletes, but sometimes my ideas don’t always work out the greatest. Read the rest of this entry »

This next exercise for our Exercise of the Week is one for the athletes. I’m not sure I’d recommend this movement for the casual exerciser, but if you’re an athlete you had better be doing this lift! I consider this to be probably the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT exercise an athlete can do. Yep, I said it: THE MOST IMPORTANT exercise an athlete can do. If you only have time for one, you had better do this one!

The hang clean is a full-body movement that requires excellent coordination and power. You must be able to explode using multiple joints all in sequence to execute this lift correctly. Don’t worry so much about the weight for this one; focus on doing it FAST! Read the rest of this entry »

Goblet Squats make up our second Exercise of the Week. I spent a great deal of time covering a variety of squat exercises last week and I hope you’ve read that article. This week I’m pulling out one of my new favorites. It doesn’t take a lot of weight and really you don’t need much. I’m starting to figure out body-weight exercises are just as good for you day-to-day as the big, bulky movements. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the first week of the new feature: Exercise of the Week! This week’s exercise is one that I’ve been meaning to try for some time, but finally I did it this weekend.

The TRX Lunge can be done two different ways. In their demonstration DVD, they show this movement with your hands holding onto the handles and you lunge with your leg moving away from the anchor point. It works pretty well doing it that way and it’s a fine exercise, but I tried it putting one foot into the foot loop and using that as my resistance. Read the rest of this entry »

Exercise of the Week

July 24, 2011

Another new feature I’m adding here on the blog! I will write up about a new exercise each week detailing the exercise, hopefully including pictures and/or video, and giving you an idea for a new piece you may like to add to your workout! Some of these exercises may be quite bizzarre while others are much simpler. Some may be based off rehabilitation while others are more from a performance standpoint or a weight-loss standpoint.

Let me know if you have questions on the new exercise and also feel free to let me know if there’s something you think I should feature!

Look for the first one this week on Tuesday July 26!

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