Your core is responsible for holding everything together while your arms and legs do work. That's the essence of any physical activity. The Airplane test allows us to see how competent your core is while you work to be stable on one leg.
Red meat isn't the devil assuming you source it right, cook it right, and eat it responsibly.
Today's Edge: Unless your sport is video gaming or chess, you better be training your hamstrings. The Single Leg Deadlift should be a staple in your training if you want healthy hamstrings.
Shut up and work. If you want to be successful in anything, start with being great at the basics. One of the most basic things in anything is how hard you work. You are in complete control of what you put into anything and everything.
You better rack yourself before you wreck yourself! The Barbell Rack Pull is a great exercise for helping you to tighten up your deadlift form and performance.
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To all the cholesterol cops out there who love to hate on shrimp, do me a favor and settle down! Enjoy this shrimp taco salad instead.
Un-bastardizing balance work PART 2. A big part of balance comes from the core's ability to hold strong while the arms and/or legs do work. For better balance, it's important to train the core to communicate with the arms and legs during activity.
A self stretch that will help you to clean up upper back mayhem.
Want to jump out of the gym? You better be doing squats and you better be doing them right! Here's a dumbbell goblet squat done right.
Stop bastardizing balance work. I roll my eyes when I see people attempting to train for better balance as if they're a seal in a circus. This isn't training it's shenanigans. Balance comes from strength. You're better off training for balance on a stable surface and using external forces, actions, or tools to challenge your neuromuscular system.
This exercise targets the chest, arms, and core.
It's very hard to be very healthy without doing at least some basic cooking.
This exercise is deceiving because it looks like an upper body exercise. It certainly gets the upper back muscles involved in any row but it is also a killer core exercise.
Whether you're an athlete, sport coach, strength & conditioning coach, rehab pro, or weekend warrior you can't afford to keep chalking up injuries to bad luck.
This is a step up from a traditional plank. It requires great endurance and stability from your front core musculature.
It kills me to see people start up a new weight lifting habit only to crash and burn due to unnecessary mistakes.
WHAT MUSCLES DOES THIS EXERCISE TARGET?
The primary area targeted here is the core. Once you try this one, you'll see how it challenges the upper body too.
As the head strength & conditioning coach for the LA Lakers, part of my job is to make sure players stretch and warm-up correctly before they lift or play. This can be a challenge given that when players aren't playing in games/practices there's a great chance that they are sitting on a bus or airplane.
Single Leg Deadlift Iso with Kick Back