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Category: Exercise Technique (Page 1 of 7)

Lateral Raises for Cranky Shoulders: No Mistakes + 3 Excellent Variations

tl;dr on lateral raises

  • Lateral raises are the best isolation exercise we have for the middle deltoid
  • They can be modified to be safer and more useful
  • We outline how to perform them, mistakes to avoid, and ways to safely force out a few more reps at the end of a set
A man performing dumbbell lateral raises showing a green checkmark for good exercise technique
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Is The Good Morning Exercise Overrated? Correct Your Technique

tl;dr on the good morning exercise

The good morning exercise is a risky exercise, but good for developing the glutes and hamstrings. We go through how to do it correctly and how to fix any mistakes. Here’s what it looks like:

The good morning exercise. Two pictures showing a woman with a barbell on her back standing up and bent over doing a good morning
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Split Squat – 10 Ways to Mess Up This Beautifully Useful Exercise

tl;dr on the split squat

The split squat is great for balance, strength, hypertrophy, mobility, and back health. It is nuanced and easy to mess up. Here’s what it looks like:

two pictures of a woman doing a split squat at the top and bottom of the movement
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Rowing is one of our fundamental movements that everyone should master. It’s relatively easy to find people with a big chest or big legs who are still weak. It’s impossible to find someone with a big back who is weak.

Here’s a playlist of five videos describing the muscles involved in the rowing movement. Namely, the lower traps, the upper traps, the rhomboids, the lats, and a little troubleshooting.

Like these videos? Then you’ll love The Movement Seminar.

If you read my stuff, you probably already understand that the deadlift is WAY more difficult to coach than the squat. People love to use their low backs.

And for some clients, as I’m sure you’ve learned the hard way, that’s just not a sustainable way to do things.

This seven-video playlist is here to help you fix that frustrating deadlift.

Want your clients to deadlift safely? Check out The Movement Seminar.

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