Stuff You Should Read

HRV, Biomechanics of the Lunge, Rotational Power in Athletes

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Chris Beardsley, T-Nation, and Pete Holman., Inner Circle, and Updates

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We had several new webinars this week featuring Pete Holman, PT, CSCS.  Pete is the Director of Rip Training at TRX and shares three webinars on some really cool exercises techniques to train rotational power in athletes, to strengthen the posterior chain, and to focus on shoulder prehab work.   Good stuff and really great technique demonstrations.  I’ll be featuring a post with Pete next week here at   Click here to learn more about



How does the weight used change the effect of lunges?

Chris Beardsley of Strength and Conditioning Research has a very thorough breakdown of the biomechanics of adding weight to the lunge.  This is a really great article that outlines the role of the hip extensors during the forward lunge.



HRV Roundtable

What do you get when you get 8 experts on heart rate variability training to sit around a round table and discuss HRV?  A HRV roundtable discussion!  This is an information article for those new to using HRV, which is something to explore as we learn more and more about recovery, stress, and the impact on performance.  You should read this to start thinking about how you can use HRV to get the most out of your clients and athletes.



2 replies
  1. Eugene
    Eugene says:

    Seems like many of these rip trainer trx exercises can also be done on a cable machine and with equal resistance throughout the movement which I would think to be decidedly better than one where resistance changes. What say you?

    • Mike Reinold
      Mike Reinold says:

      Eugene, I think that a cable machine would change the exercises, not necessarily bad but just different. Part of what makes the Rip trainer so good is the cord resistance, giving you an increase in resistance through the motion. Then, add the ability to work speed and you have a different type of exercise and power training.

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