Swap out the pasta for spaghetti squash, keep the same flavorful sauce, and you have yourself a veggie loaded take on a traditional favorite
Have you ever had a doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor or personal trainer tell you to rest, stretch and ice your nagging injury only to follow their orders and get NO results?
Today's Edge: Yesterday I posted on the importance of training for horizontal strength and power production. Here is the Cable Pull-Through. This exercise pairs nicely with the Band Resisted Broad Jump from yesterday's post.
I cringe when I hear people say: “I don’t do anything like squats or lunges because I have bad knees.” Nobody has perfect knees but you’re not doing your knees a favor by staying away from loading them.
The groin (adductor) muscles often get neglected in training in terms of isolated exercises. Keeping this area healthy and strong will go a long way in terms of helping you perform at high levels in sport and training.
This exercise is great if you need a new challenge in your core training or if you’re trying to get rid of some lingering groin discomfort.
Take a break from that hunched position at your desk and move your hips and shoulders:
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.
Try this elevated short range reverse lunge to set a great foundation for your single leg training:
Try these Band Skier Pull Downs for a sneaky core challenge.
Here's a great exercise to warm-up your inner thigh and hamstring muscles.
Avoid sagging on your 1-arm bent over row work. It's easy to be focused on the arm doing the row while you ignore the stabilizing arm.
Total body workout to target your core, shoulders, chest and hips:
The mistake many folks make when their back gets cranky is to rest and avoid moving. Another common response to a cranky low back is to rest and stretch. Doing the right stretches is ok but you need to add fundamental core work if you want to get your back un-cranky for more than a few minutes.
How often are you training in multiple planes? It's important to expose your body structures to multiple planes of movement when you train. Try this Lateral Skater Hop for better results:
Try these drills to hone in your sprinting mechanics
Flexibility and mobility work should support your strength work, not replace it. The terms flexibility and mobility are popular and rightfully so. You need to have requisite flexibility and movement quality to perform at your best. That being said, there's no substitute for responsible strength training when it comes to preparing the human body for durability.
You need need to train to improve the skill of absorbing impact. This 1-Leg Counterweight Squat will help you improve your landings.
NBA draft day is a special day for 60 young, talented basketball players. While with the @lakers, I enjoyed the days and months following draft day when I got to spend time working with young, hungry players who now had to get ready to perform on basketball's biggest stage. Here is my message to this year's NBA draftees on what to prioritize as a young professional about to realize their dream:
Strengthen your upper back, shoulders and posture with this @trxtraining Eccentric-Y w/ Row exercise.