Clarence Softball/Volleyball athlete, Gretchen Weiss, dominating a seated box jump. Not to mention, she’s only 15 years old! Of course she’s a great athlete but there is something to be said for spending time actually coaching and developing a young athlete to perform movements properly. While she does lift (and she’s very strong too), the… Read more »
New Exercise to try: Wide stance, push up to elbow touch. Wide stance for greater stability, push away from ground, no scapular winging. Slow and controlled. Great for part of your warmup. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWiJJFQ6p8w&feature=youtu.be]
Kettlebell Mix Curl, The kettlebell is used mainly because it increases the lever arm both in the initial hammer curl and even more so during the eccentric portion of the lift. The lift should be done with total control. Concentric Sled Pull Throughs, great work for glutes, hams, low back, hips.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCxr0PtIK0&feature=plcp] Here is a new exercise for you to try, especially if your shoulders often bother you. If you can’t tolerate regular overhead barbell or dumbbell pressing then give this a shot. First, the grip placement is neutral, limiting the internal rotation associated with regular presses (exercises with a pronated grip like the bench… Read more »
Here’s another great exercise for you to try. This is NFL player Scott McKillop performing banded hip thrusts. This is an easy accommodated introduction to the hip thrust which will not create adaptive stiffness. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPgzSZwqD4&feature=plcp]
Here is some video of Coach X Buddy Morris training National Figure Competitor, Monica Duncan. All Exercises are 4 sets of 10 Seated Low Row 140lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhY0Tt4FVLQ&feature=plcp] Gravitron [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVUBr2MM_c&feature=context-cha] Straight arm pull downs 35lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8y1wCWPMU&feature=plcp]
Mrs X ( off season masters figure training at 54 she looks 34) – below the knee clean and press ( my wife loves these cause it involves her glutes and her fav bodypart shoulders what a combination. I have found one thing. You cant win an argument with an italian women aint even worth… Read more »
Here’s a 2-in-1 exercise. A front plank plus scapular retraction, so you can work your core and scapular stability at the same time. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJHMVJrv9A]