This Will Make You Better: Cook Squat with Reach

Moving well or moving weight is a balance point of every strength trainee in the world.  That balance starts in our warm-up, continues through our work sets, and is part of cooling down, as well.  Today, I'm going to share with you a movement exercise that can serve you in all three capacities, whether you're preparing …

Do Warm-Up Sets Count?

A few days ago, my friend Max was visiting the gym and asked me to update an old program for him.  I've written a number of programs for Max over the past two years, and it's nice to watch his progress in the weight room while I work to write better programs.  As I finalized …

R.A.M.P. Up Your Warm-Up

You've grabbed your friend.  Hugs and high-fives were exchanged.  You hit the gym; you're there to lift, to run, to swim; to exercise.  Where do you start? Too often, we're so eager to exercise that we skip one of the most beneficial parts; we don't warm-up.  When time is at a premium, it's the first …