Tutorial Tuesday: Squat

Ryan's had enough of this post-election stress and headed to a remote beach somewhere. But, he was kind enough to provide a few tips on performing a squat for all of us back in the USA.

Many regard the squat as one of the greatest exercises and we certainly feel it should be part of everyone's routine. It works primarily the quads, glutes, hips and hamstrings but also provides benefits to your entire body, including your core. Squats are tremendous strength builders and calorie burners and are also considered one of the most functional exercises. 

Squats may seem like a basic movement, but here are some tips to make sure you are performing them safely and getting the most out of them.

Tutorial Tuesday: Dumbbell Snatch

In this week's Halloween edition of Traveling Tutorial Tuesday, Java demonstrates how to perform a dumbbell snatch outside of a haunted house.

The objective of the snatch is to lift a weight from the ground to overhead in one continuous motion. It's a full body movement with emphasis on the shoulders, back, core, glutes and hamstrings. When done correctly, the snatch increases strength and power to the targeted muscle groups and improves coordination.

Check out our tips for the snatch below.

Tutorial Tuesday: Push-up

Traveling Tutorial Tuesday is back and since Brian just finished watching some Tony Robbins videos, he's doing this one over a bed of hot coals.

You may think the push-up is a basic exercise that no one can screw up, but there's certainly a correct way to do it. There are a few common mistakes we frequently see in class.

When done correctly, the push-up is a great functional movement which will strengthen primarily the pectoral, tricep, and shoulder muscles, while also engaging your core. Since it's a bodyweight exercise, it can be done virtually anywhere. Plus, dozens of variations can be used to spice things up!

Check out our tips for the standard push-up below.