Building a strong and stable core is a crucial component to improving athletic performance and staying healthy.
Did you try the Pallof Press yet?! Sneaky, hard exercise, right?!
What about the:
- Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat
- Band Pull-Aparts
- KB Goblet Lateral Lunge
- 1-Arm Standing Band Row
These are great exercises to add to your repertoire....
Posture affects all aspects of life. Due to hours of being slouched over at computers and cell phones, we have created a society of rounded shoulders and forward head posture. Posture has a direct effect on our performance and is the key to keeping us healthy and injury free.
A great way to negate said poor posture is by performing more pulling exercises (i.e. rowing) than pushing exercises (i.e. push-ups)....
Most of us live our lives in the sagittal plane, meaning that we primarily move in a forward and backward motion, neglecting any other direction.
Sports are played in all three functional planes, therefore it’s beneficial to train in these different planes to maximize performance and prevent injury. The same goes for everyday life....
When it comes to core training most of us think of sit ups and crunches or exercises that require excessive movement in the core. However, these exercises lack the true function of the core, which is the ability to stabilize and resist rotation. That’s not to say these exercises are bad or there isn’t a time and place for them but there are other modalities that can access the full potential of the core....
Strength training doesn’t only include lifting heavy weights. In fact, some of the most effective and important exercises use only your bodyweight or resistance bands.
The band pull-apart isn’t only a strength exercise but also a corrective exercise, it will help improve our posture and keep our shoulders healthy.
With the majority of us sitting all day, playing on our phones and typing on computers, we have created a society of rounded shoulders and forward head lean....
Everything is better stronger.
Having a foundation of strength allows you to bounce back quickly whether that is bouncing back from a serious injury or another hard day of training. It’s the foundation of strength that helps in making one better able to handle the stress that occurs on the body....