This Will Make You Better: A New Look at Leg Curls

Let me tell you about my favorite anatomy joke.  Here's the set up: Q: "Hey Harold, what's your favorite exercise for biceps, and for triceps?" A: "It's the supine hip-extended leg curl." Typically I see a puzzled face, then I get to nerd out.  There are the biceps and triceps that we know and love, …

Monday’s ValSlide Circuit

A sledgehammer is great at doing it's job, but there's not else it can do.  Are you going to put it on your desk like a paperweight?  Didn't think so.  I like tools that allow you to use them within a broader system.  In the movement world, this allows for nearly infinite exercise variations. Think …

Snatch Grip Romanian Deadlift

Within two sessions, a new client called me out as a "butt" guy.  She finds anterior pelvic tilt to be home, so we're focusing lining her hips up beneath her ribs, and with that comes the reminder to check that her glutes are on.  After our last session, we were discussing that for most exercises, …

Do Bicep Curls

As a people watcher, I like to gaze around the gym in between sets.  I'll crank out some reps, include a filler, then check out what other people are doing.  When I'm training alone, it gives me a chance to search for spotters if I have a heavy set coming up.  If I'm by myself, …