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Exercise of the Week: Chain Push-ups

In this edition of “Exercise of the Week,” we’re going to feature a new(ish) version of an old exercise. The chain resisted push-up is great for several reasons: 1 – Push-ups are great because they increase serratus and rotator cuff activation levels.  The chain resisted version only further increases the intensity of the exercise. 2 […]

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Exercise of the Week: The Band-Assisted Chin-up

In this edition of Exercise of the Week, we’re going to talk about one of my personal favorites, the Band Assisted Chin-up. Obviously, not everyone is strong enough to perform a chin-up/pull-up the first day they hit the gym.  That’s ok.  Instead of spending weeks (or even months) on geeky machines that provide a mismatched […]

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Exercise of the Week: A Triple Shot

In this week’s edition of “Exercise of the Week,” you’re getting a 3-for-1 deal.  Sweet!  And no, it’s not a triple shot of espresso, or the 3-for-1 happy hour can you can get on Bourbon Street.  Instead, this edition is going to cover some basic scap stability exercises that most of you should already have […]

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Exercise of the Week: Face Pulls

In this edition of Exercise of the Week, I’m going to feature the face pull.  The face pull is an excellent exercise for developing the low and middle trapezius, as well as the external rotators of the shoulder. Key points to remember when performing this exercise include: –  Keep your chest out!  Many will collapse […]

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Exercise of the Week: Split-Stance Cable Push

I’m going to start a new segment of the blog, appropriately titled “The Exercise of the Week.”  In this case, I’ll post a new or old exercise and reasons why you may want to include it in your programming.  The first exercise up on our list is the split-stance cable push. This exercise is excellent […]

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