C O N S I S T E N C Y !!!! I’ve said it time and time again... there are no short cuts!! Just hard work!! Put in the work and results will follow!! My man Blake has made BIG improvements since we started working together and he’s still not finished! It’s an honor to train people who protect our country! 🇺🇸 _______________________________________ What are you doing to reach your goals?
For some reason, the feet stacked or split during the side plank is a recurring question. Honestly, the difference between the two side plank forms doesn't matter. Both activate the lateral core muscles and can be an exercise used in the treatment of low back pain. If one of these had more muscle activation, I could see the argument of why you would use one over the other. However, I have not seen any evidence this is true. The reasoning behind using a split position in the side plank is to reduce the balance demand and to eventually transition to a rolling plank (rolling from side plank to front plank). Either way, just do the side plank that feels more comfortable. Eventually the side plank will be progressed to a different lateral core exercise, so in the big picture it's not that big of a deal. #core#workout#plank#exercise#fitness#fit
One of the biggest detriments to your own success is feeding negative energy. I think my biggest growth in life is my emotional response to what should be considered negative events/situations. There’s always going to be things that try to distract, slow, or even attempt to stop your success. All you need is confidence and and an ability to lower your emotional shoulder to blow through the obstacles.
Join me and @dietitiananna this Saturday at 8:00 AM at @cresseysportsperformance for our @cspstrengthcamp Charity Strength Camp for the Accelerated Cure Project. If you’re in the local Hudson area we’d love to see you! 😁💪🏼❤️ #cspfamily#findacure
. SHOULDER STABILITY — 💪🏼 The chaos push-up targets your chest and core, while building robust and stable shoulders (the instability of the band will increase the demand of your rotator cuff and scapular muscles). — How to: 1️⃣ Band around J-hooks (the lower the setting, the harder the movement). 2️⃣ Think moving plank (glutes and abs squeezed) 3️⃣ Go through FULL available range of motion. — 💪🏼 Want an extra challenge? Add pauses at various points of the movement, most notably at the bottom position. End range holds are great at building strength and control at positions we typically spend little time. — 💪🏼 Considerations for training: the bench press requires the scapulae to be pinned (not moving) while push ups allow for scapula movement. Therefore, a variety of pressing movements can be adventitious for long term shoulder health. — ⁉️How low can you go?
#mobolitymonday The Theragun helps relieve muscle fatigue, tightness, soreness, knots, spasms, stiffness, as well as symptoms caused by nerve damage, atrophy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and a range of other ailments. The Increased blood flow from using the Theragun helps improve performance. @saorifitness
Banded hip distractions. One way to quickly decrease the pinching sensation in your hip with deep flexion and squat positions is to use banded distractions or mobilizations. One of the nice things about this version, is that you can virtually perform it anywhere. You do not need to tie it to anything sturdy to perform. Here are the dos ✅ for the banded hip distraction. . . ✅ - Find a standard band with a moderate resistance. These smaller black rogue bands have light resistance; therefore, I am using 2. Wrap one end of the band at the hip crease and then wrap the other end on the opposite forefoot. . . Once you feel the band pulling slightly down on your thigh/hip crease, slowly bring you knee to your chest. Keep opposite leg straight to maintain tension on the band. Experiment with the amount of pressure applied and work the knee in and out. AVOID any pinching sensation or reproduction of pain. To increase tension - point opposite foot down. . . Once you have found a comfortable range of hip flexion - provide some self provided isometric resistance to the top of your knee. This is “teaching” your body to utilize this hip flexion range of motion and helps to coordinate the muscles around the joint in a better fashion. Do 5 contractions at different angles. Hold for roughly 5 seconds during each contraction. Be sure to breathe! Once done - re test the particular movement that you are looking to reduce pain in or improve. If improved - load that movement with purposeful and controlled form! . . 🐥- What is the purpose of this exercise? People with impingement of the hip will often report symptoms of “pinching” or “tightness” within the groin when reaching deep squat positions or even when putting their socks on. This tightness is occurring at the red circle in the picture of this post. Hip flexion - bringing the knee to the chest - is often limited with hip impingement. Give this exercise a try to improve your hip flexion and let me know if you