Jump higher Often displayed on television, basketball players that can soar over defenders and dunk a basketball on a rim 10 feet high make you feel like that is reserved for those gifted with incredible ability. So, we watch those talented athletes on the tv screens in the gym while we hit our 100th setContinue reading “3 tips to get more athletic quickly”
Imagine I saw a snapshot of what you did in the gym today. Now, imagine I ran you through a full physical screen/assessment to find out the things you struggle with the most. Would the snapshot of your workout reflect you training your biggest weaknesses? How many exercises would I see that only reinforce problems? I’m not trying to point fingers, but I am trying to make a point that leads to change.
The hip/pelvic region is one of the most important parts of our body. It is vital for functions like walking, sitting, standing, jumping, etc. So much of our daily lives are affected by the usage of our hips.
Over time, when you stack things up like a growing family, work, and other responsibilities you end up with some weird new pinching in that area. It may be dull at first, but it builds to more. Finally, you head to the gym ready to undo it all but that’s when it reaches a boiling point.
Here are my top three recommendations for lower body exercises:
2. Lunges/Step Ups
3. Hip Thrusts
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With Christmas fast approaching, it’s actually a weird time for fitness goals. Stuck between the end of Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas break, it’s tough to get any meaningful progress done in the gym. On the one hand, you have a small group of people that just destroyed a turkey and are dying to shed the excess weight. On the other, the majority are people who never get off of “vacation mode” until after New Year’s. You’ve worked too hard to get here.
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