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 …

#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 …

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 …

The Split Squat

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The split squat is one of my favourite exercises for anyone of any athletic background, or lack thereof. I use this exercise as one of the foundations for all of my structural balance periodisation, provided the client/athlete can meet the positional demands of the lift. If the client/athlete can do split squats, they are doing split squats. For the purpose …