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, …

Barbell Hip Bridge – Exercise Tutorial

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In the first instalment of our lower body stabilisation series of exercise tutorials, we feature the Barbell Hip Bridge. This exercise and it’s progression, the Barbell Hip Thrust, are surrounded in a lot of controversy. Equally loved and hated by members of the strength coaching community, the Barbell Hip Bridge serves a very specific purpose and is possibly best used …

Posterior Chain development for fight athletes

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I have heard it said many times that the only lift that really matters is the deadlift, anyone who spends time around Adam & Damon Hayhow at Recomp HQ will hear this kind of talk regularly. I personally cannot speak highly enough of the positive benefits I have experienced in my own strength training journey from the deadlift. To this …