Hope I’m in the right place.
When’s the next exercises you’ve never tried article coming up? I wanted to suggest some exercises I added to my casual program/road program:
- Snatch Grip Good Mornings (or Back raises or GH raises)
- Snatch Grip Barbell Sit-ups
- Pushup Straddle Jumps
The second one might get some quizzical looks from the anti hip flexor crowd, but to a Thai boxer hip flexors require some strengthening. I felt that applying the multi-joint principle to them and the midsection is a logical step in training philosophy.
The snatch grip good mornings are one of my “anti hunchback” exercises. Combined with the right stretches and assistance exercises it really works the upper back into the correct shape and helps correct posture. The stretches I use are hip flexor, lumbar, pec minor & major and subscap. Assistance exercises include some kind of external rotator work and basic rows with emphasis on lower/mid traps.
I like to throw in Saxon side bends and some kind of twist, usually roman to balance the spine in the frontal plane.
Sets and reps might be a bit higher for someone with postural “needs” such as a net nerd :). Endurance is a major postural issue after all.
Hope this gets a look in. It’s fairly rough and open. Any q’s/comments?