4 Exercises You’re NOT Doing But Should

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We need to talk.

You’re missing out on some killer moves that will not only burn more of your belly flub, but hit your muscles in new ways for new muscle growth.

I hope you have some coffee. If not, go grab some. You’ll need the caffeine to get through these moves.

Let’s get started…

Strength Move # 1 – DB Chest-Supported Row 

This move will improve your posture and work your traps along with your pulling muscles. Let’s get that “hunching” you do at the computer fixed.

It’s also the perfect superset exercise to plug in with the DB Chest Press. This will correct muscle imbalances.  Aim for 8 – 12 reps.

That’s right big guy… Monday through Friday should NOT be “Chest Day”.

Strength Move # 2 – 1-Leg DB Romanian Deadlift

Your hamstrings are more valuable than you think. You need to take care of them and get them stronger. Your back will thank you… and you’ll prevent an injury.

This will challenge your hamstrings harder because of the lack of a foundation. And of course, you’ll work your abs as well.

Complete 8 – 12 reps per side (and ALWAYS start with your weaker side).

Lolzz… I need to retake this photo. My rear leg is NOT straight.  Shut up.

Conditioning Move # 1 – The Bench Vault

This is one of my favorite conditioning exercises. It looks simple, but don’t let that fool you. You’ll smoke your abs and your heart will pound in your ear.

The “secret” to this move is to aim to land softly and “get some air”.

Do this as part of your conditioning and aim for anywhere between 12 – 20 reps per side.

Conditioning/Strength Hybrid Move – Crossover Step-up

Forwards. Backwards. That’s what most people do with lunges, step-ups, etc. How about you change that up and hit those weak hip muscles?

Not only will you strengthen your hips and improve your mobility with this move, but you’ll also burn fat because this “taxes” your system and will increase your heart rate.

Don’t believe me? Do 12 reps per side.

You don’t have to introduce all of these into your program in one day. That’s info-overload.

Start with one (I recommend the DB Chest-Supported Row… it’s UNDER-rated how powerful it is).

Speaking of under-rated… Read this quote I read this morning….

“Don’t underestimate yourself. You are capable of more than you can ever imagine. When life presses in on you the hardest, that’s when your breakthrough is near. Press on. Don’t stop to think about the work you have to do; just put yourself on auto-pilot. 

Hold yourself to a higher standard daily. Your family, friends and co-workers all look to you for their cues. Be mindful to lift the vibration in every room you enter. 

Treat yourself to a higher belief system. Trust, and let go. Greatness is in your DNA. God don’t make junk. Each day you have a new chance to develop new ideas, reach for new goals, and conquer new mountains. 

Chase down your dream like it’s the last bus of the night. Go get it! You have Greatness within you.” – Les Brown

New exercises, coffee and motivational stuff rocks,

Mikey, Master CTT

Leave A Reply (2 comments so far)

    9 years ago

    Hi I would love to be able to do these exercises but I would have to go to a gym, right now that’s not going to happen; Can you suggest how I can do them at home and what I would need to do them.. I have some limitations but if you can come up with other ways to do these exercises or come up with others I would really appreciate it. Just remember, I can’t do anything that puts me on the floor or bending down too close to the floor.