In today’s log I have Two Exercises You Aren’t Doing That You Should Be. Yes, they may look the same but we feel they are different enough to be distinguished as separate ones.  These two mysterious and magical exercises are not typically done by Powerlifters and Strongmen, but should be. Hell, everyone should do them.

So, without further delay, up first on my list of Two Exercises You Aren’t Doing That You Should Be is the Copenhagen Plank.

Don’t ask me why it’s called that, it just is.

The video has  progressions and regressions in case you aren’t strong enough to do them.

How do you know if you are storing enough to do the full version?

I’d say that at least a slow 10 count hold is a good starting point. If you can’t do that, use a bent knee regression.

And up second on the list of Two Exercises You Aren’t Doing That You Should Be is the Copenhagen Crunch.

Cody decided that this exercise was lumped in with the Plank, but really is not a plank. It’s a side crunch-sort of. So he named it the Copenhagen Crunch. I’m sure someone else calls them by a different name.

Anyways…… These hit the same area as the Copenhagen Plank, but in a different way. Different enough to call them by their own name.

I’d suggest that if you cannot do 8-10 reps on the straight leg version, start with a bent leg regression.

Watch the video below.

Add these in to your training, no matter what you do. You’ll see and feel stronger adductors, knees, hips and waist. You’ll also be “bulletproofing” the same areas.

Did you miss last week’s log?

Read it here.

Old Man Conjugate: Don’t do anything stupid.



My episode of Table Talk will be out soon!  


Vincere vel mori

C.J. Murphy

April 13, 2023  

Total Performance Sports