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Praise the Pallof Press- Kasey Esser

Praise the Pallof Press

As a fitness professional, when someone asks,   “What is the BEST exercise for XYZ?”   …we only have so much room in our heads for an answer.   While there are countless exercises out there that work differently for each individual, and therefore pose numerous answers for the above question…there are only a few exercises that I can safely recommend for just about anyone.   And one of those special few is the PALLOF PRESS.   The Pallof Press isn’t a brand-spankin’ new exercise.  It’s been around for several years, but it has proven itself time...

The One Crunch You Should Be Doing- Kasey Esser

Freakin’ Awesome Exercise of the Day: Reverse Crunch

You’ve probably heard at this point that crunches (the kind where you lie on your back, put your hands on your neck, and fling your upper body off the floor) aren’t the best way to get sick abs.   And that’s pretty much true for 2 big reasons; #1:  The finish position of the crunch described above strongly resembles the way many of us sit at our computers all day.  You don’t want to go to the gym and reinforce that type of hunchback posture (unless you want to be...

I Got 99 Problems, But a Plank Ain’t One

I feel like core training has become as overused a term as functional training.   Just say that something is “functional” and “blasts your core” and boom, you have some silly fitness gizmo that makes bank.   It wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but as with the functional training craze, core training has been taken to the extremes.   It’s pretty much commonplace to see some poor soul attempt to do a standing mountain climber on a stability ball (if you can’t picture that, don’t try to, it’s one of the...