Essential Exercises for the Hip and Core

From time to time, I will post a series of exercises that I consider “essential” for efficient and productive movement. This post will be the first of a few targeting resisted movement from the hip while remaining neutral and stable in the core. Hip Thrust Rigid Robot...

That plank is a hot mess

That plank is a hot mess… I’ve had an epiphany as of late regarding core exercise. It’s popular to see “functional” core exercises online lately, including planks with rows, presses, rotations and a host of other movements. The intent is...

Master the basic plank before going circus act

Master basic plank technique before adding “bells and whistles.” Most planking technique I witness has one of 3 major flaws: 1) unstable neck (you can see head dropping or looking up) 2) upper back (thoracic) rounding 3) hips too high (hip flexor...