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Sumo Squat or not

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What are they thinking? They are thinking they’re working the inner thigh, but really (you should know this) what are they working? The hinge joint of the knee is working.   Do I go over to your car, roll down the window park my 215-pound frame on your door and…

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Triceps Science

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I have yet to figure out why a manufacturer made this piece of equipment.   The elbow joint is limited and bio-mechanically inefficient when connected to this V-bar, or any V-bar of sorts.  The shoulder joint protracts, internally rotates, and to make matters worse, you get that funky little wrist ulna…

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Bicep Curl complications corrected

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There are three types of carrying angles. That’s not important to know…what is important is your ability to be in that angle while performing bicep curls.  “Put your hands in an anatomical position (Like the charts-relax let the arm hang by your sides  please” Palms FACING OUT hanging please…Lets say you…

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Push-up complications

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Take your hand right now and put it straight out in front of you, pronated (palm down, spill the soup) and extend it back (bring fingers towards you). Notice how far your range was in the wrist joint? The wrist only has 60-70 degrees in extension. However, during a push-up (on the floor…

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Low Pulley Cable Pull

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Look!! Someone actually designed this Anatomy Man, “this must work the horizontal fanned fibers of the pectoralis region”! Not! Do you understand we invented this exercise…someone lowered the pulleys…selected a weight, and did an awkward front raise…with a squeeze at the top! Do you feel the squeeze? This is another follow the leader move. It…

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Dave Parise’s Worst Exercises of 2016

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Dave Parise’s Fix My Fitness Club WORST  Rethink exercises of 2016  “Exercises that wreak havoc on your entire system, and are shown by uneducated Personal Trainers. The Seated Leg Extension –It causes a contraction of the quadriceps muscles in the thigh WITHOUT a co-contraction of the hamstrings & calves to protect the knee. This…

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