June 2019

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 10 – FARMER CARRY

By |2019-06-24T09:13:15-07:00June 24th, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

One of the most pure displays of strength is to pick up something heavy from the floor and carry it somewhere. Various forms of heavy carries have been included in strength contests for ages, and so if you are looking for one of the most raw, true tests of functional strength, this just might be your ticket ...

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 9 – OVERHEAD LUNGES

By |2019-06-16T16:27:45-07:00June 21st, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

Once you are at a point where basic split squats and single leg deadlifts are comfortable you can really test yourself with overhead traveling lunges. This lunge variation offers a great ratio of balance & stability challenge with the ability to still load it heavy ...

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 8 – LANDMINE SL RDL

By |2019-06-19T09:02:33-07:00June 19th, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

The main reason we started incorporating the LM SL RDL into our programs at Industrial Strength is to allow the lifter to actually load the pattern with some legitimate weight without being overly limited by balance ...

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 7 – FFESS

By |2019-06-16T16:28:15-07:00June 17th, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

When training for lower body strength it is important to have a balance between bilateral exercises like squats and deadlifts, as well as various types of unilateral exercises such as lunges.  One popular (and awesome) exercise is a Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS) which some people also call a Bulgarian Split Squat.  While those are an awesome exercise, a lot of people do not know of (or have appreciation for) the version where the front foot becomes elevated instead of the rear foot; these would be Front Foot Elevated Split Squats, or FFESS ...

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 6 – PUSH UPS

By |2019-06-13T15:53:47-07:00June 14th, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, JIU JITSU, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING|

I imagine a lot of people are somewhat surprised to see push ups on this list.  However, I think they are a great fit because they are a fantastic upper body and core strength exercise that really do not get the love they deserve.  I think this stems from people perceiving push ups as “easy” or as a “beginner” exercise, to which I strongly disagree ...

15 UNDERRATED STRENGTH & POWER EXERCISES – PART 4 – BOTTOMS UP PRESS

By |2019-06-12T09:21:18-07:00June 10th, 2019|BLOG, FITNESS, KETTLEBELLS, STRENGTH TRAINING|

The military press (in any variation) is a time-tested display of strength as well as a proven strength builder.  Due to the resurgence of barbell training over the past decade ...

15 Underrated Strength & Power Exercises – Part 3 – Trap Bar Deadlift

By |2019-06-09T19:04:05-07:00June 7th, 2019|BJJ, BLOG, FITNESS, JIU JITSU, KETTLEBELLS, OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

By Tony Gracia, Head Coach and Co-Founder at Industrial Strength. I have been a full-time professional in [...]

15 Underrated Strength & Power Exercises – Part 2 – Heavy Sled Push

By |2019-06-09T19:04:27-07:00June 5th, 2019|BJJ, BLOG, FITNESS, JIU JITSU, KETTLEBELLS, OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

By Tony Gracia, Head Coach and Co-Founder at Industrial Strength. I have been a full-time professional in the [...]

15 Underrated Strength & Power Exercises – Part 1 – Zercher Squat

By |2019-06-09T19:04:44-07:00June 3rd, 2019|BJJ, BLOG, FITNESS, JIU JITSU, KETTLEBELLS, OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING, STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHTLIFTING|

By Tony Gracia, Head Coach and Co-Founder at Industrial Strength. I have been a full-time professional in [...]

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