Core/ Torso Training

The 5 Most Overrated Exercises – And, what to do instead!

Some exercises become so common that few people take the time to question their validity. Perhaps they began as specialty exercises intended for use in specific contexts — by patients in rehab, for example, or by advanced bodybuilders who need the most challenging variations of certain movements. Some trainers noticed the exercises worked for those …

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Body Saw Exercise – Performance U Style

You know here at Performance U, creativity is alive and well. Of course, the creativity always comes with a purpose! Today’s video is no exception. . One of my favorite new core training movements is the Body Saw exercise. The Body Saw exercise is not only great for building superior core strength / stability. But, with the …

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Rethink ALL of Your Stability Ball Exercises!

Today, I’m going to talk about popular Stability Ball (Swiss Ball) exercises I highly recommend against using. I hope you are ready to change the way you train! :-) . Stability Ball Exercises You SHOULDN’T Be Using! . Personally, I do not use, nor do I recommend using any free weight (barbells, Dumbbells, etc:) loaded exercises while lying, sitting or standing …

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Rotary / AntiRotation Core Training – What you’re missing!

Core training is a hot topic. It always has been and always will be. Why? – Because even though we all may have different approaches to training the “core”. We all agree that the Core is important for health and performance. . In this post, I’m going to provide with with an informative video that …

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Freestyle Friday Issue #2 – The Lost Interview, Cool Workout Music and 5 Superpowers You Didn’t Know Your Body Was Hiding From You

Alright, I’ve got allot of cool stuff in this issue of Freestyle Friday. So, lets get to it! . My Lost Fitcast Interview . Back during the Thanksgiving Holiday, I did my second interview with the Fitcast. It was a great interview that covered: – Functional Movement Screening – Fat Loss Training – Training with …

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Push Up Plus Exercise – A Better Way!

One of the best and most popular shoulder stabilization / pre-hab drills used among strength coaches these days is the Push Up Plus exercise. Why? – Because it’s a great exercise for activating and strengthening the all important Serratus Anterior muscles of the shoulder. . A strong Serratus Anterior muscle is crucial for optimal shoulder …

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