Core Training Exercise – UEFT

Core Training Exercise – UEFT

UEFT stands for Upper Extremity Functional Test. [Back off, PTs. We’re not using this as a true test.] The UEFT (sometimes called CKCUEST or Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test by fancy-pants therapists) is technically a test of shoulder...
Core Training Exercise – Woodchop

Core Training Exercise – Woodchop

The Woodchop is one of the fundamental transverse plane/rotation exercises. Here’s how you do it: Grab the handle with both hands and stand sideways relative to the cable. Assume an athletic stance with your knees slightly bent. Keeping your torso upright, bring...
1-Arm Horizontal Row

1-Arm Horizontal Row

The 1-Arm Horizontal Row obviously fits into our 1-Arm Pull in our Strength Training Matrix. HOW TO DO IT Grab the handle of the cable machine and take a large step backward. Sit into your stride stance position. If you’re pulling with your right hand, your...
Do This Core Exercise at Home

Do This Core Exercise at Home

This is one of my “favorite” core exercises. (Although you know any thinking trainer will tell you what the trainer likes is nearly irrelevant.) Anyway … One of the biggest of my big-shot trainer friends is Valerie Waters. You may be¬†familiar¬†with a...

Try This When Your Low Back Feels Tight

When your low back feels tight, this is a great short-term solution that should make you feel better right away. However … Most of the time when you low back feels tight, it’s because your low back muscles are doing the work your entire core should be...