Build Shoulder and Core Stability with Med Ball Arc Walks

When it come to writing programs, the exercises I use have to check a couple of boxes… They need to build better movement, They need to be challenging, and They need to be fun! The med ball arc walk covers all of these bases. Not only does it give you a ton of bang for […]

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Build Rotary Core Stability with the Pallof Press

As trainers and coaches, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to train our core. But sometimes, it’s easy to fall back into our staple exercises – you know, the planks, bears, dead bugs, etc. And while those exercises are fantastic, one big limitation is that they’re all very focused on the sagittal plane […]

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Tony Gentilcore on Training, Entrepreneurship, and 90’s Hip-Hop

Tony Gentilcore was one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance and worked there as a coach from 2007-2015. He now runs his own studio in Boston called CORE where he trains athletes and general population clients from all walks of life. In this show, Tony and I talk about how he programs for the […]

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CRUSH Your Core with the Side Bear

When I first started coaching, I really thought I knew everything about training the core. As someone with a Masters Degree in biomechanics, it only made sense that if you CAN train and move your core in every plane of movement, that you SHOULD do it. Right? Not so fast friend. Just a year or […]

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The Core Training Collective

I’ve been coaching for close to 20 years now (I’m officially in my 19th year), and one thing I’ve learned over the years is that trainers and coaches love learning stuff they can use and apply immediately. If you go to a workshop, it’s called “Monday Morning” value. Sure they want to learn theory and […]

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4 MORE Reaching Core Exercises

Last week, I offered up what I considered to be My Top 3 Reaching Core Training Exercises. If you missed that one, definitely go back and check it out first. However, as I alluded to last time, those exercises are fantastic – but can seem a bit boring and basic. Once you’ve learned to master holding […]

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My Top 3 Reaching Core Training Exercises

As you probably already know, I’m a big fan of core training exercises. Whether it’s bulletproofing the lower back, controlling the hips and pelvis, or helping someone improve their athleticism, a strong and stable core can help you get there faster. But here’s the thing – too often, there’s no rhyme or reason to our […]

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Physical Preparation with Tony Gentilcore

Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance and worked there as a coach from 2007-2015. He now runs his own studio in Boston called CORE where he still trains athletes and general population clients from all walks of life. I originally met Tony all all the way back in 2006, and […]

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5 Core Training Exercises YOU Should Be Doing

A few weeks back, I wrote a guest blog for Eric’s site where he featured two of my favorite core training exercises. In case you missed the post, you can always check it out here. As we all know, there are better options to use in your core training that sit-ups and crunches. In fact, […]

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27 Random Thoughts on Core Training

With the launch of my Complete Core Training product this week, I’m obviously thinking a lot about core training. And when you factor in that my “Random” articles (i.e., speed and agility, training, athletic development, etc.) are some of my most popular, it only made sense to write one up about the core. As such, […]

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My 5 Biggest Core Training Mistakes

I don’t know about you, but I love making mistakes. Okay, okay – maybe love is too strong a word. I don’t like making them at the time – but I firmly believe if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not doing everything in your power to get better. A lot of my articles on here […]

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Bar Core Training For Athletes

Bar Core Training

This is a guest post by Travis Hansen of Reno Speed School It’s no secret at this point that core training has been absolutely addressed to death in the industry. We all pretty much know what it consist of anatomically, how it operates, so on and so fourth. However, providing an extra progression for high-level […]

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Ground-Based Core Training

“You play sports on your feet!” “If you’re not standing up, it’s not functional!” “Life is 3D – don’t forget about rotation!” Chances are if you’ve been training for a little while, you’re heard one (or all) of these quotes. And don’t get me wrong – there’s definitely some truth here. But it’s not the […]

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Big Lifts and Core Training

Yo Mike! Coach Poliquin (and others) have noted that you only need squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, etc. to build core strength. What do you think? This is an age-old question, and hopefully I can do it justice in one post. Let me begin by saying I have the utmost respect for Coach Poliquin and everything […]

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Why YOU Need Complete Core Fitness

==> Get Complete Core Fitness NOW <== I’m pretty sure not one single day has gone by over the past 11-12 years where someone hasn’t asked me about core training. Whether it’s in my gym, comments on my blog, or simply random e-mails, the bottom line is people want to learn more about core training. […]

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