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Begin in a side lying position with the down leg straight and in line with the body. Position the arms so that the shoulders are at 90 degrees of flexion, elbows are straight and palms together. Be sure to support the head and neck in an effort to...
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This total-body barbell workout brought to you by the American Council on Exercise will enhance both strength and flexibility as well as strengthen functional movements that we use every day. For more health and fitness information, visit ACEfitness.org
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Stability weight training with the MostFit SYN Rings promotes core stabilization, explosive muscle engagement and athletic development, helping you to improve your overall fitness. Try these thrusters during your next workout or training session. The...
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Begin in an isometric split squat position holding the Surge against the chest with a neutral grip. Be sure the trunk is upright and the front foot is facing forward. Once the trunk is stable, slowly extend the elbows pushing the Surge away front the...
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Tony Horton shows us a great core strength exercise using the ActivMotion Bar. In the Row to Safety exercise, hold the middle of a sit-up position and “paddle through the water”. In doing this movement with the ActivMotion Bar, according to a recent...
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Begin in a squat (loaded) position perpendicular to and about 2-3 feet away from a solid concrete wall. The arms should be extended holding the ball at the furthest point away from the wall. Next, rapidly rotate the torso/arms toward the wall and throw...
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Increasing shoulder, torso and hip strength and stability is a common training goal for athletes involved in sport. Facilitating hip disassociation and kinetic chain linking with exercise is always a plus, and this exercise accomplishes both. I like...
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This 30-minute partner workout brought to you by American Council on Exercise is a great way to spend time with a friend or loved one, while also getting in a sweaty, energizing exercise session. For more health and fitness information, visit ACEfitness.org
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Begin with traditional double leg jumps (single unders) and establish a comfortable rhythm. Next, jump to the left and then back to the right. Repeat this sequence focusing on light, rhythmic motion while maintaining a cadence and distance that allows...
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The proposed benefits of self myofascial release using a foam roller are well known. Whole body vibration technology has been shown to be a useful adjunct to static stretching as well as improving stability and anterior reach on the Y Balance test...
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Position a theraband around a solid stationary object. Step into the band with the right leg so that the band is just above the right knee. Stand with the left foot together on a slider. Clasp the hands together or fold one on top of another while...
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Limited hip flexor and hamstring mobility both contribute to poor hip disassociation. One method to improve hip mobility is active isolated stretching
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Shoulder pain and scapular dysfunction go hand in hand. I work with a lot of overhead athletes and pitchers. Keep in mind that throwers are expected to have some asymmetries. This exercise is an example of what I term integrated closed kinetic chain...
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This exercise is an excellent assessment tool as well as way to improve eccentric strength and stability in the entire lower kinetic chain with the Body Sport Standard Plyo Box Set. It also provides an opportunity to improve hip control which in turn...
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Poor hip, trunk and shoulder stability elevates injury risk with daily activities and sport. This movement introduces controlled hip extension, torso rotation and shoulder elevation, while aiming to improve pillar strength and stability.Once the Olympic...
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Place a slider under the ball of the right foot. Slowly slide the right foot and descend into a split squat position while bringing the hands overhead. Lower down until a moderate but tolerable stretch is felt int he right hip. Pause for 3-5 seconds and...
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Place a mini-band around both ankles. The feet should be pointing straight ahead. Next, move the right leg out to the side lightly touching the toes to the floor. Pause and then return to the start position. The next reach is performed in a diagonal...
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Using a stability ball for hamstring exercises is commonplace in fitness and rehab settings. I feel the use of isometric exercise is often under rated and under utilized because it is viewed as boring or easy by clients. I wanted to offered some variations...
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For rotational activities such as throwing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, etc. limited rotation can lead to overuse symptoms and impact the joints above and below (shoulder and lumbar spine). Incorporating dynamic movements that encourage T-spine...

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