One Exercise For Core Stability
ShareWhen you want to do a high speed, explosive movement, say sprinting for example, it can be very helpful to slow it down and go over each bit piece by piece.
Here’s a cool exercise for anyone that wants to build sore stabilit – but ESPECIALLY for those that want an exercise to get faster.
To break it down even further, here’s... [Read More Of This Article]
Best Stretch To Release Calf Muscle
ShareJumping, sprinting, sled pulls and single leg training all can take a toll on your lower legs and calf muscle if you don’t do some prehabilitation.
After spending time on the foam roller and never quite getting into the muscle deep enough, I started messing around to find some new ways to release the muscle.
Here’s the best method... [Read More Of This Article]
Best Ab Exercise Series: Swinging Baskets
ShareHopefully you’ve already watched and mastered my form video on ab planks. EVERYONE should start there.
But where do you go from there? Well a couple thousand of you have already watched the video on HANGING BASKETS…
and wanted more…
Try out the next progression to activate your obliques. As an added bonus, these hit my... [Read More Of This Article]
How To Fix Shoulder Pain
Shoulders getting a little gnarly? Try out this shoulder exercise complex. You can add a few sets of these shoulder exercises as part of your warm up or cool down. It will only take a couple of minutes each week!
- Joe Hashey, CSCS -
PS. Feel better FOREVER with POWERFUL MUSCLE RECOVERY
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Full Core Training In One Exercise
ShareWhether you are trying to run faster or increase your max strength, a strong core is MANDATORY.
Here’s a great tool to add to your training toolbox courtesy of your friends at Synergy Athletics
- Joe Hashey, CSCS -
PS. Fall sports have already started! Do you know your inseason training program? Try outs: Bull Strength Inseason Training
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The Best Athletic Jumping Drills
ShareAthletes need jump EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
Actually, athletes need to jump AND land EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
I see too many people concentrate on jumping. “How high do you jump?” “What sets should I do for jumping?”
I like to follow up with “Depends…how do you land?” I get some really dumbfounded looks.... [Read More Of This Article]
How To Bulletproof Your Hamstrings
ShareA few years ago I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life…
I was presenting at the NSCA National Conference in Las Vegas along with one of the few trainers that I read their material regularly: Mike Robertson.
It was at the Paris Hotel and I strolled by the bar area and recognized Mike from his website and struck up a conversation.... [Read More Of This Article]
Why Can’t I Progress My Lifts Anymore?
ShareI use two awesome tactics to keep progress from stalling. TWO PLATEAU BUSTERS. <= AND ONE TACTIC TO AVOID!!
Working out is a tricky beast.
At the beginning you can do almost anything to make huge gains but after you become trained, you have to fight for every pound! While that doesn’t sounds fair, don’t take it the wrong way.... [Read More Of This Article]
Unique Hill “Sprinting” Workout
ShareI truly enjoy sprinting. There is something natural and animalistic about covering a lot of ground as quickly as humanly possible.
All summer long I do 3 hill workouts per week. 3 of them rotate, but the one I am going to show you today happens EVERY WEEK.
Hat Trick Hill Workout
15 Hill Sprints
10 Hill Bear Crawls
5 Hill Jumps
All rest... [Read More Of This Article]
2 Minute Knee Pain Fix Video
ShareI’m getting old.
There I said it! Along with getting older I don’t get to play as much as I used to. Last summer I set out to play basketball as much as possible. There is a court across the street from the gym and I made it happen.
Same thing this summer. I still shock the rim with 250 lbs of man thunder dunks but the next... [Read More Of This Article]
Massive workout mistake (and fix!)
ShareWhether you are running around playing tag with your kids or playing a sport, there is one massive difference between what you are doing there and what MOST people train to do in the gym.
When you are playing there is repeated motion: multiple steps, jumps, etc.
Unfortunately, during workouts we are over obsessed with 1.
1 rep max squat
1 rep... [Read More Of This Article]
Build Massive Leg Muscles: Tilted Squat Pyramid
ShareLast week I gave away a free PDF on an Upper Body Mass Building Exercise Complex. People wanted more…so remember…you asked for this…
Tilted Squat Pyramid:
The weight breakdown is explained in the video and it is the same as the bench tilted pyramid. <= you can still get the formula pdf here.
A few tips before you watch this... [Read More Of This Article]
Full Core Training: Level I, II, and III
ShareIts no secret that I find core training extremely important. I also don’t like to waste any time with fluff. Keeping that in mind, I will craft this article just like my core training: fluff free.
Choose 1 of the following ab training complexes that best suits your individual strengths. DON’T try to swing for the fences right... [Read More Of This Article]
Build Chest Mass And Muscle: Tilted Pyramid Sets
ShareI surveyed a few hundred people from the Synergy Newsletter at random a couple nights ago on how they found Synergy and how can I help them reach their goals.
85% suggested topics related to muscle growth and size.
Ask and you shall receive!
Use the tilted pyramid method below once a week for 1-2 months to slap on some extra chest and triceps... [Read More Of This Article]
Hamstring Stretch Lies and Myths
ShareDid anyone else have that specially constructed “President’s Fitness Test” box to test (and to quote presidentschallenge.org) “This activity measures flexibility of the lower back and hamstrings.”
I’m not going to crap on middle school gym class, or even the president’s fitness test. Both... [Read More Of This Article]
One Reason Beats One Hundred Excuses
ShareI have to make a confession. I haven’t been myself in the gym over the last 3-4 months. There are glimpses of old Joe – when I could flip the crazy switch and get after it – but he looked like a lifter of the past.
This Saturday I had to do some serious reflection. Thinking about it…I had a hundred excuses on why it... [Read More Of This Article]
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