construction of the Clean.
No. With the dumbbell. I had fun with some downtime in the gym and found myself with a Bosu ball and a dumbbell. What's a dummy to do. Break it down. My desire to work my shoulders, but not wanting to stand there or worse, sit there - I took a half-kneeling position on the Bosu. This created the opportunity to focus on my balance, how I was engaging certain muscles and presented a challenging way to Clean.
You want to make it a great day? Clean your side of the street. All we can really do is control our attitude and actions. If we pay attention to those places that need to be paid attention to within ourselves our outlook and actions toward others gets a bit brighter, a bit more worthwhile if not at the very least a bit more reasonable.
You have a bunch of reasons to get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
Christmas in...August when sleigh bells ring are you listening. Missing the sledding season - not so much but spending the off season moving a sled is gift that will keep on giving. Inspired by a lateral sled push video that I have since lost track of (and will do my best to find it in my twitter feed) I set up a resistance band between the sled posts.
Keeping the hips square, core engaged, shoulder, elbow and wrist stable we move that sled forward and walk it back with a front crossover step.
Step by step - get in motion and make it a beautiful day.
Hey everybody. In my youth I was privy if not prone to twists, sprains and breaks of the ankle and foot. The cause being fearlessness and a late-bloomer Napoleon complex kamikaze sportsing* style. Blessed to be mobile from the foundation up I very much like to pay attention to and indeed give the ankles their due. Whether it be band work, balance or instability effort it has reaped dividends while I'm strolling in my SNKRS, wearing flips walking up the stairs or cleats wielding a 6 foot d-pole on the lacrosse field.
This balancing act may not be for beginners but getting clients on the ball of their foot as they contract muscles furthest away from their ankle has helped their strength and mobility as well as their confidence navigating the uneven terrain of daily life. Be about the bottom up and pay attention to the small things...lest they be your downfall.
Crank your Cankles, get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
Wrist pain. I get it. I don't have it but some folks I train do.
To aid in their comfort but not let up on some foundation core, shoulder and back strength exercises we made a minor adjustment. We stabilize our forearm / elbow on a Rogue box or a bench. I have found that putting that attention on the forearm, not digging the elbow in, and keeping the shoulder above the elbow has been most beneficial.
So, stable up and give those dumbbells a row with these Pirate Row Planks.
Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
Some of my clients like to up their balance game along with their leg strength. Using a glider we started messing with a single leg squat and hip circle. Opening up the hips, strengthening the glutes and getting in motion.
The move also comes in handy if you have to move your cat out of the way. Also it may give you the confidence to pet your pet with your foot. Stabilizing on one leg and getting a big ol' belly scratch in. I like practical exercises for everyday use!
Make it a beautiful day...
The title may be a bit dramatic but the Dynamic Pushup is a worthy cause. Full engagement of the core throughout the process. Shoulder stabilization during the upswing and pointing those fingertips like a thunderbolt to the sky before rolling back through to the other side...break on through to the other...
Get in motion and make it a beautiful day - no matter what the weather has to say about it!
I have chosen to move this burpee debate along with the help of a Rogue sled. Love 'em or hate 'em on your end I enjoy the burpee but have come to like much more deconstructing the movements involved. In so doing one day the sled got in the way...
Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
I got bored standing around or sitting around pushing, pulling and pressing dumbbells. If you can find the space step up and walk out your workout. This is an example with dumbbells. I've done it with barbells and kettle bells as well. It is well worth the effort!
Walk it like you talk it. Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
While exploring the corners inspired by @VernonGriffith4 I found myself in a fly at the end of the extension of this core exercise. This is a learning process to bring the form into full control but the experiment worked. My clients have enjoyed using the initial extension exercise in their program. Keep learning! Keep creating! Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
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