THE DEADLIFT

Exercise Deep Dive, Exercise Ideas, Free Programs, How To
Like Aragorn returning to Minas Tirith with his armies of dead men in tow, this popular category returns to smite the forces of darkness led by Sauron…I mean de-conditioning, pain, and/or dysfunction. ​ Why is the Deadlift a KoE?  Simply put, it comprises a host of actions involved with one of the primary movement patterns.  Bending forward at the middle of our body is something we are designed to do.  Picking up dropped keys or a shiny quarter, lifting a cooler out of your pickup or emptying the dishwasher, there are a lot of actions we perform during the day which necessitate some measure of bending forward.   Can you pick up a quarter without bending down?  Sure, but it’s a little more complicated and you’ll look a little funny.  One…
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The GOBLET SQUAT

Exercise Ideas, Free Programs, How To, What we're up to
Every so often, I get asked as to what the ‘best’ exercise is to do.  In many of these hypothetical (or not) situations, time for exercising is in short supply.  Other times, It’s just a matter of making some addition to a workout regimen already in place.   This can mean that it’s possible for there to be more than one “King” depending upon your specific needs or desires.  In general each royal movement will provide benefit for a majority of its subjects.    This month, the Ruler of All Gyms will be, the Goblet Squat, using a kettlebell.   Requirements:  The bodyweight of one human person (self) One kettlebell of any challenging weight.  25lbs is a good start for most people. Squatting is one of the fundamental patterns of movement that…
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