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Monday Motivation: Installment 19- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 19

Happy July!   Summer is in full-swing, so I hope everyone out there is getting a way more even tan than the farmer one I am currently rocking!   Today’s motivation comes from Eric Thomas, whose stuff I have been listening to DURING my workouts.  It’s pretty awesome and keeps me fired up when that last rep or 2 feels like a slim chance.   In the below video, Eric talks about the importance of having expectations for yourself.  If you don’t have expectations, what is the purpose?   Enjoy!   Be your best,   Kasey, CSCS   Liked what you...

FAED: Half-Kneeling Hip Flexor with Hip Hinge

*FAED = Freakin' Awesome Exercise of the Day So my hip flexors are tight.  Not quite Jessica Duncan Esser adductor tight, but they are pretty locked up.   I have a gnarly anterior pelvic tilt, which means I don’t really know what my glutes are (they are shut off due to my short hip flexors), instead relying on my massive lumbar extension to carry me through my lifts.   Can my glutes crush walnuts at a moment’s notice? Probably.   Can I get them to fire properly in a compound movement, such as a deadlift? Not...

The Pushup

I debated doing a blog about the pushup and bench press together (following up on the 5 Exercises to Achieve Any Goal post), but after some consideration, I decided the pushup needed its own post.   After all, it is often overshadowed by the bench press and needs some spotlight!   The pushup is one of those exercises that I think has a built-in hatred by most.   For guys, why do pushups when your bro is yelling at you to come knock out your 1RM on the bench for the 3rd time...

Row Your Way to a Better Deadlift- Kasey Esser

Row Your Way to a Better Deadlift

It’s not much of a secret that I am a big fan of deadlifts.   Therefore, I enjoy writing about how to make them better.   I wrote an article the other week for the EliteFTS crew that went live today.  If you don’t know much about EliteFTS, you should definitely check them out.  The company is run by Dave Tate, who is a true living legend of the fitness industry.  Dave has had a BIG influence on my development as a fitness professional!   The site is geared toward powerlifters, but there...