#23 Luke Leaman & Ben Machar - The Unknown Strength Podcast

#23 Luke Leaman & Ben Machar – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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Happy 2019 everyone!! To bring in the new year, Brenton and Mac welcome back the founder of Muscle Nerds Inc., Luke Leaman (see episodes #2 & #3) and the founder of Mach Performance/Aussie Powerlifting superstar Ben Machar (see episode #13). In an very NSFW episode, the boys crack open a bottle of blended Scotch Whiskey and let the conversation flow. …

DB Side Box Step Up – Exercise Tutorial

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In the third installment of our lower body stabilization series of exercise tutorials, we feature the DB Side Box Step Up. This exercise is, again, rather basic in terms of complexity of movement, but it forms an integral part of building lower body structural balance and integrity. The target muscle groups are the quads, hamstrings and glutes, as well as …

#11 Yas & Liz Parr - The Unknown Strength Podcast

#11 Yas & Liz Parr – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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— Mac: Alright, thank you so much for joining us again on The Unknown Strength Podcast. My name is Macgregor McNair, with me is my co-host Brenton McKiterick. This is episode 11 – we have an absolutely stacked episode for you today. But before we get into that and before we introduce our guests for the show, we need thank …

Seated Cable Iceman – Exercise Tutorial

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In the sixth instalment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we introduce to you the seated cable iceman. This is another uncommon exercise, yet it is very effective at isolating scapula retraction, thoracic extension, as well as activating and engaging the latissimus dorsi muscles. Due to the isolation of the shoulder extension movement pattern, lighter loads must …

Posterior Flye to Scarecrow Press – Exercise Tutorial

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In the fifth instalment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Posterior Flye to Scarecrow press. This is not a very common exercise, and I was first exposed to it by Jim “Smitty” Smith from Diesel SC. As it is a more advanced remedial exercise, you might consider employing this lift during the later phases …

Powell Raise – Exercise Tutorial

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In the fourth instalment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we present to you the Powell Raise. Depending on your muscular imbalances, structural and postural considerations, as well as rehab/prehab requirements, the Powell raise is generally used in structural balance phases of training. By primarily targeting the posterior deltoids, scapulae retractors and the external rotator musculature the …

Cable Rope Facepull – Exercise Tutorial

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– Here it is, the third installment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials. In this installment, we highlight our version of the Cable Rope Facepull. Our version of the Cable Rope Facepull is an exercise designed to strengthen both the scapulae retractors and the external rotators. There are numerous benefits for fighters in strengthening these small muscle …

Cable External Rotation – Exercise Tutorial

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– In the second instalment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we have the Cable External Rotation. This exercise is a great option for both strikers and grapplers, to build strength, stability and resilience through the shoulder to withstand the punishment inflicted by the combat sports. One of the specific benefits for grapplers and MMA fighters is …

The Trap 3 Raise – exercise tutorial

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– As part of our new exercise tutorial series, we have decided to share our upper body stabilisation exercise protocols. First up, the DB Trap 3 raise! The Trap 3 Raise is an excellent exercise, particularly in a structural balance training phase, for strengthening the scapula retractors and building stability through the the shoulder joint. The key here is to …

#09 James Cant - The Unknown Strength Podcast

#09 James Cant – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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On the latest episode of The Unknown Strength Podcast, Episode #09, Brenton Mc and Macgregor McNair sat down with James Cant – Australia’s first ever IFBB Men’s Physique Pro. Ever diligent in his acquisition of knowledge, James Cant IFBB Pro is a Medical Scientist, a Pro Trainer, Founder of JamesCantFitness.com and the The JCF Shred Community. He shares with us …