Today's Edge: Adding adductor work to your training can be a game changer. The adductors often get overlooked but they play an important role in how you handle accelerations, decelerations and change of direction.
1. Lateral Squat: The keys on this exercise are to keep The chest facing forward, sit your butt down/back and point your toes forward. Shoot for 1 to 3 sets of 6 to 12 repetitions.
2. Lateral Lunge: The keys on this exercise are to keep the chest facing forward, sit your butt down/back and point toes forward. Keep the non-lunging leg straight. Shoot for 1 to 3 sets of 6 to 12 repetitions.
3. Side Plank with Hip Flexion: Keys on this exercise are to keep your rib cage away from the floor, use your top hand for support if needed, keep your hips from dropping during the set. Shoot for 1 to 3 repetitions of 4 to 8 repetitions.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
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