COMING SOON This link provides detailed instruction on exercises that strengthen your posterior chain and trunk musculature. Strengthening these muscles help prevent injuries to the lower back.
COMING SOON This link provides detailed instruction on exercises that will help strengthen the shoulder stabilizers and in turn prevent the more common shoulder injuries.
Suitcase Deadlifts – These are dead lifts with offset loading on one side of the body. These are typically performed with a conventional stance (feet hip width or even closer) to allow for the load, usually a bar turned to face front to back or a kettle bell/dumbbell, to clear the body in a straightRead more about Suitcase Deadlift[…]
Setup: The Trap Bar is a special bar with a hexagonal shape and 2 sets of handles (one at bar height, one about 2 inches higher). This design allows the lifter to stand inside the bar and minimizes shifts in the center of mass forward or backward relative to a person’s normal, unloaded, standing centerRead more about Trap Bar Deadlift[…]
Conventional Deadlift Setup: While the individual proportions will ultimately dictate the precise positioning, the feet will generally be about hip width apart and the hands will grip the bar outside the feet; preferably hanging at exactly shoulder width to maximize reach. The bar will generally be close to, or even graze the shins, based onRead more about Conventional Deadlift[…]
Lunge Walks– This is one of several split stance (also referred to as single leg) squat variations that can be employed. These are great for engaging some of the inner hamstring and adductor muscles along with the quadriceps and gluteal groups. They are also useful for working hip range of motion Setup: Begin standing withRead more about Lunge Walks[…]
Squat – The squat, in all its varieties, is one of the most fundamental of movement patterns. The squat can be performed unloaded as part of a dynamic warm up, or can be performed with a variety of loading modalities, stance widths, depths, and cadences. Before detailing these various techniques, let’s describe the essential basicsRead more about The Squat[…]