Movement Monday – Dead Bug

Core diagram

The deadbug is an excellent exercise for promoting total core stability while also improving contra-lateral limb engagement (Moving opposing limbs at the same time while keeping your core stable and your back protected). This is not only important for athletes such as tennis players and soccer players, but for everyone.  Catching keys that have been … Read more

Movement Monday – Single Leg RDL

Man doing Single Leg RDL with baby

This week for ‘Movement Monday’ Authentic Health Coach Chris gives insight into what he believes is one of the most important movements a person can perform in the gym, the single leg romanian deadlift (RDL). This movement is super versatile where it can be used during a warm or as one of the primary / … Read more

Movement Monday – Lat Pulldown

This week for ‘Movement Monday’ Authentic Health Coach Madeleine breaks down one of the more common movements in the gym the Lat Pulldown. What Are Our Lats & Why Should We Strengthen Them? our lats are your biggest upper body/back muscle. The origin and insertion points of the latissimus dorsi can be seen here. Posterior … Read more

Movement Monday – Front Squat

woman lifting

“This week for ‘Movement Monday the day we break down the details of a specific lift we are bringing you the front squat. As with all barbell exercises this one requires some time and attention working on the technique. Its often under-utilised in your commercial gyms predominately because it requires leaving the ego at the … Read more

Movement Monday – Pull Up

A pull-up is one of those exercises almost all people measure their success by. People getting started in the gym often set the goal of ‘I would love to be able to do a pull-up’. Why? Because people understand the challenges involved, there is something super empowering about being able to do strict pull-up’s. So … Read more

Movement Monday – Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing a movement when performed correctly is one of the most versatile movements we can perform in the gym. Often the kettlebell swing gets a bad reputation much like another hinge pattern movement we have discussed the deadlift. These exercises when performed correctly will help build a bullet proof back but if not … Read more

Movement Monday – Push Up

If you have been to the gym there is a good chance you have done (or attempted) a push-up. It’s often one of those exercises as a coach many people will come to you and use as the measuring stick of their success. Besides that the push-up fundamentally is a great exercise, it challenges us … Read more

Movement Monday – Deficit Split Squat

In week 2 of Movement Monday we have the unilateral exercise the deficit split squat. The Deficit Split squat in a moderate to advanced movement for when you have mastered exercises like the stationary split squat and reverse lunge and looking to challenge yourself with regards to your mobility and stability during lower body unilateral … Read more

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