#13 Dr. Jordan Shallow – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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—- [PRO RAW X Powerlifting Special] Join Macgregor and special guest co-host Ben Machar for episode #13 of The Unknown Strength Podcast. In this brand new episode, Dr. Jordan Shallow stops by to discuss all things Chiropractic, strength training related, and his experience competing at the PRO RAW X Powerlifting event held at the Arnold Classic 2018 event in Melbourne. …

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 …

Barbell Hip Thruster – Exercise Tutorial

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In the fourth instalment of our lower body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Barbell Hip Thruster – AKA Barbell Hip Thrust. Somewhere along the line we started calling it the Hip Thruster, to differentiate it from the most common versions of the Hip Thrust. The Hip Thruster is a progression from the Barbell Hip Bridge, and we …

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 …

Single Lying Leg Curl – Exercise Tutorial

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In the second instalment of our lower body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Single Lying Leg Curl. In terms of complexity of movement, this exercise is relatively basic. In terms of overall benefits to the structural balance of fight athletes, this exercise is absolutely underrated. There are many variations of this basic movement including different foot positions, …

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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 …

#12 Rafael Lovato Jr – The Unknown Strength Podcast

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Brenton: Thank you for listening to The Unknown Strength Podcast. I’m your host, Brenton and with me, as always, is my co-host, Mac. This is episode 12 with Rafael Lovato Jr. Now, our aim on this podcast is to always provide you, the audience, with insights and wisdom from the minds of elite performers in the martial arts and strength …

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 …