#17 Chris Algieri – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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On episode #17 of The Unknown Strength Podcast, Brenton and Mac have the honour of chatting with one of the most decorated professional Fighters on the planet, Chris Algieri, who also happens to be an expert in nutrition and supplementation for fighters. Clocking in at just over 2 hours, in this interview the boys discuss some of Chris’ achievements and …

Ab Wheel Rollout – Exercise Tutorial

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In the third instalment of our core stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Ab wheel rollout and variations. An anti-hyperextension exercise, the Ab wheel (roll out) is ideal for training the the spinal erectors, obliques, rectus abdominus, every spinal stabilising complex as well as the latissimus dorsi and the stabilising musculature of the shoulder. While this exercise may …

#14 Dr. Corey Peacock – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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Join your hosts Brenton and Mac for episode #14 of the Unknown Strength Podcast, featuring our guest Dr. Corey Peacock. One of the most prolific researchers and strength & conditioning coaches in elite MMA today, Dr. Peacock showed up to this interview armed and ready with a metric tonne of insight, experience, research, philosophy and brilliance in the field of …

Pallof Press – Exercise Tutorial

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This is the first instalment in our core stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, ladies and gentlemen we introduce the Pallof press. The Pallof Press has been around since the late 1990’s when John Pallof popularised this exercise to promote core stabilisation, injury prevention, proper joint alignment and movement. The nature of this exercise is anti-rotation of the torso, strengthening the …

Front Foot Elevated Split Squat – Exercie tutorial

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In the fifth instalment of our lower body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Front Foot Elevated Split Squat. Also, we have included non elevated, and the 1 1/4 rep versions which serve as progressions. The split squat and its variations are really the key foundational exercises for lower body structural balance because of their profound positive impact …

The Unknown - DB External Rotation

DB External Rotation – Exercise Tutorial

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In the seventh instalment of our upper body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the DB 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 that …

#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 …