ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Fitting in strength training into your overall competition training can be a struggle. In Part 1, I shared some strategies you could use to integrate strength training into your endurance training program.
Here's part 2, a 5-exercise workout you can use to complement your endurance training:
ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Fitting in strength training into your overall competition training can be a struggle. Here are some strategies you can use to integrate strength training into your program.
Quick no-equipment-needed hip warm-up. Sometimes we get carried away with warm-ups but you can't ignore them either. Here's a 3 exercise hip warm-up that will get your hips moving and fired up.
Today's Edge: Not your father's side plank. Put some responsible juice in your core training with this one!
Isometrics (holds/pauses) might not be sexy but they do help you to build strength, movement quality and durability. That all sounds pretty sexy to me! 💃🏻💃🏻
PART 7 of the #SingleLegStrength Training Series with @matthewibrahim_: Single Leg Step-Up Progressions (Linear Focus)
The ULTIMATE @trxtraining ROW CHECKLIST. I teamed up with @matthewibrahim_ to give you the 5 primary checklist keys for stronger and healthier suspension trainer rows.
The core needs to be able to provide stability around the spine during rapid external forces or movements. This Kettlebell Chop & Stop exercise is a great way to prepare the core to perform the way it's meant to perform.
Today's Edge: The little things matter in training. The lateral lunge is a great exercise for developing lateral strength, stability, quickness, and power. One of the big errors with this exercise is when the stepping foot turns out, the knee shifts out away from the body, and the shin goes to a strict vertical or straight position.
Last week on my Instagram Story I talked about the importance of doing the right stretches for your tight hips AND adding strengthening to your tight hips. Here is a video of 3 great stretches for your tight hip flexors. Do this routine after sitting for long periods or before activity.
On my Instagram Story I talked about the importance of doing the right stretches for your tight hips AND adding strengthening to your tight hips. Here is a video of 3 great strength exercises for your tight hip flexors. Tightness can stem from weakness. Do this routine after sitting for long periods or before activity.
1-Leg Ankle Rock: This exercise is a great way to work on range of motion and mobility of your ankle joint. It targets your ankle joint, your calf/achilles complex, your core and even your shoulders/upper body.
Lower body day slump buster: Use this 4 exercise lower body workout to spice up your leg day or keep you from choosing to skip leg day.
Today's Edge: Use this @trxtraining Core-Saw exercise to target your lower abs.
Nagging groin pain can indicate that you need to strengthen your adductor/groin muscles. Many people try to stretch chronic groin tightness/tenderness with no avail. Try this exercise to add some isometric adductor strengthening to your routine instead.
This Dead Bug exercise might look simple but it will quickly fire up your core!
Today's Edge: Sitting is deadly. Do something about it! Here's a quick activation and flexibility routine that I use during pit stops on a long road trip or while on a long flight:
This exercise is a great way to build or maintain hip strength when you don't have access to barbells or dumbbells. It targets the posterior glute muscles. Keeping your glutes/hips strong is important for better performance. Strong hips help you move better and faster. Appropriate hip strength is also important in protecting the low back and your knees.
Quick MacGyver-style setup for the hotel weight room Dumbbell Seal Rows. Note the elevated bench via dumbbells for height. Read below on why you need to be doing these.
Fight off upper back stiffness and posture issues with the Thoracic Spine Prayer: