Category Archives: Exercise Prescription

behind the neck exercises safe

Are Behind The Neck Exercises Safe?

Which Behind the Neck Exercises Specifically? The two primary behind the neck exercises I am discussing here are the barbell press and the pulldown. I typically see more of the old-school crowd doing these, but it’s appeal crosses all age barriers. Whether you are a fan of these movements or not, I think you will…

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Advanced Core Exercise

Try This Advanced Core Exercise

Give this advanced core exercise a try! As you may know, I am an advocate of core stabilizing exercises over hip flexor dominant moves. In my experience, our clients benefit MUCH more from exercises that create strength and stability around the spine. There is also science that proves my point, which you can read about here.…

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Rotator cuff training

Why ALL of Your Clients NEED Rotator Cuff Training

Sometimes I feel like this group of muscles gets overcomplicated and misunderstood. It usually only gets any attention in the gym world when we are discussing a strain or tear. As trainers, we know the rotator cuff is an important group of muscles, but where does it fit into a weight loss client’s exercise prescription?…

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Rethinking Abdominal Exercises

What Science Actually Says About Ab Exercises

Let’s talk about prescribing abdominal exercises as personal trainers. Every client wants to see their abs, and most trainers use this as a selling point (not necessarily a bad thing). When you are discussing your clients goals they may say something like, I want to tighten my tummy, lose the belly fat, or see my abs.…

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