Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

STACK Top 10 for 2012: Exercise of the Week

December 29, 2012

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In 2012, we featured an exercise each week to showcase some of the unique ways elite athletes improve their strength, speed, power, endurance and mobility. Here are the Top 10 Exercises of the Week from 2012. Consider adding them to your program.

1. Ryan Roberts' MLB Core Circuit

The Arizona Diamondbacks 3B performs this series of core exercises to build ab and oblique strength for power hitting.

2. Trent Richardson’s Dumbbell Push Press

The Browns RB uses the DB Push Press to increase his trademark lower-body power and improve his physical running game.

3. Mike Green’s Bear Mountain

The Capitals defenseman performs this high-intensity circuit to increase his power and endurance on the ice.

4. Athtetes’ Performance World’s Greatest Stretch

AP experts recommend this warm-up routine as the best way improve hip mobility and upper-body rotation.

5. Joey Votto’s Med Ball Clean and Press

The Reds slugger performs the Med Ball Clean and Press to build explosive full-body power, which helps him hit the ball harder.

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6. Brandon Jennings’ TRX Rip Trainer Lateral Shuffle With Power Chop

The Bucks point guard uses this unique exercise to develop his core stability and rotational power, essential for fighting through traffic or coming down with a rebound.

7. Henrik Zetterberg’s Suspended Kettlebell Split-Lunge

The Red Wings All-Star forward uses this challenging exercise to build his stride power and balance on the ice.

8. Craig Kimbrel's Explosive Full-Body Tri-Set

The Atlanta Braves closer uses this set to increase his full-body strength, improve endurance and transfer his training gains to the field.

9. Hershel Walker’s Sidewinder Band Walk and Sled Pull Series

The football legend stays in shape with this grueling lower-body series, which increases speed, power and agility.

10. Adrian Gonzalez’s Backward Weighted Bear Crawl

The Dodgers All-Star 1B performs this exercise to build his back, increase his endurance and improve his hitting power.

Topics: EXERCISES
Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

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