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ONE WEIRD TRICK HIP BAND

One Weird Trick – Installment 11 – Long Term Hip Adaptations

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One idea I’d like to identify with is that as strength coaches, and personal trainers, we have the ability to carry out movements that will deliver adaptations in a positive direction. In many movements, sometimes we can get people into the “correct positions,” however the intention is not followed through when the movement is executed. This is even more intrinsic […]

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Lexy Panterra

One Weird Trick: Installment 10 – Bend Over to the Front, and Touch Your Toes

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Have you ever wanted to drop it, drop it, drop it low? (If Lexy Panterra, the twerkmaster featured above, can’t help you, no one can.) If you’ve endlessly tried stretching your hamstrings, getting massages, and nothing works, give this one weird trick a go. If you want the meat and potatoes of a how to touch your toes, check out my […]

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Arch Efficiency

One Weird Trick: Installment 9 – Wrapping the Barbell in the Bench Press

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The bench press is one lift that has been one big struggle bus for me in recent history. Not until I started working out with a crew of people and started actively troubleshooting my errors did I realize my [several] mistakes. One technical piece of the puzzle that has allowed my bench to skyrocket involves understanding the difference between “wrapping” […]

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Half Kneeling 1 Arm KB Press

One Weird Trick: Installment 8 – Improve Your Kettlebell Pressing Strength Instantly

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There is a thought process that performing several different variations of a pressing, rowing, or various abdominal exercises in a half kneeling position will be beneficial for several reasons: Challenge unilateral lower body stability, Split a pelvis in order to recruit deep stabilizers in the hip, and [Re]-introduce the lunging pattern to an individual that can’t get into a this […]

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Miguel Aragoncillo 125

One Weird Trick: Installment 6 – They Say Jump, You Say, “How High?”

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Whenever I am working with athletes on a new drill, there are two interesting things that can occur on the gym floor: Lack of motoric control (inability to control range of motion, so movement is clunky/awkward) Lack of specific mobility (lack of authentic movement pattern from appropriate musculature due to a bony, hard structure or a soft tissue problem, effectively […]

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Tall Kneeling Positions

One Weird Trick: Installment 5 – Fix Your Overhead Squat

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Introducing the Tall Kneeling Position, and How It Can Fix Your Overhead Squat Watch this video to make sure you do the tall kneeling position correctly, and read below to learn how this drill can fix your overhead squat movement! — I’ve been blessed to have shared the company of several really smart physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength coaches of all […]

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Hip Pelvis

One Weird Trick: Installment 4 – Hacking the Lunge

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Performing single leg or unilateral movements has a host of benefits. However, many may not realize or perform these movements properly because of dysfunction, uncomfortable sensations when going onto one leg, or even pain. Some benefits for single leg training range from improving sport specific qualities, improving gait patterns for activities of daily living, along with training “imbalances” that may […]

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