Simple and quite honestly kind of boring, but far from worthless. Deadbugs can go a long way in improving lumbo-pelvic-hip stabilizers as well as helping to push more posterior pelvic tilting, which most all athletes can benefit from. Add in some diaphragmatic breathing and a really good code exercise becomes even better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZx2Fjq_el8 Performing a … Continue reading Benefits of Deadbugs
It's a new month, so here are 10 quick and random thoughts that have been floating around my brain recently. If nothing else I hope it makes you think a little. Enjoy! 1. The trunk stability push up (TSPU) or anti-extension strength/stability is huge in female populations. There is actually some research showing that a … Continue reading Random Thoughts: March Edition
"Just because an exercise doesn't hurt it doesn't mean it's not causing harm." Eric Cressey Would I overhead press an overhead athlete (volleyball in this case) with a barbell or even a dumbbell, even if it is pain free? No, the risk is not worth the reward - your probably playing with fire in the … Continue reading Overhead Pressing Overhead Athletes?
Our 'core' training. No crunches. No sit ups. No leg lifts. No quick "core/ab" session to start or finish a workout. We use exercises that resist extension, flexion and rotation, loaded carries (suitcase/farmers) and get ups. We use exercises that demand core stability not core strength, exercises where the goal is to not move the … Continue reading Our ‘Core’ Training
Looking for a core that not only looks good but functions well, whether your a regular Joe or an athlete? Of course you are, because we all are. What's the most important function of the core? I would argue it's the ability of the anterior core to prevent extension of the lumbar spine. It's crucial … Continue reading Anti-Extension Progression