Ryan repping well over his bodyweight after just his third deadlifting session. Being 6’6 tall, that bar has a LONG way to travel. He will be deadlifting 300 pounds come December. He’s going to be a real handful towards opponents this year on the court!
💥Prone Thoracic Extension with Towel💥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐛 𝐓𝐨 𝐑𝐱👇 ______________________________________________________ 👣Follow @kchu.dpt⠀⠀⠀⠀📲Always Free To Save ______________________________________________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📌Reposting from @dr.caleb.burgess. Prone press-ups can work great to improve LUMBAR spine mobility into extension although it's hard to bias the movement in the THORACIC spine if this is the area you are trying to target - 📌 Placing a folded towel under your forearms to "pin down" the thoracic spine can help to better isolate the movement in this area - 📌 And if you want to work on extension mobility higher up in the thoracic spine, grabbing the towel and pulling DOWN and FORWARD can help to move the fulcrum higher - 💥 Try short holds for more reps (e.g. 5 second holds for 20 reps) or long holds (e.g. 20 second holds for 10 reps) depending on the goal of the exercise and what feels better for you - ❤️ TAG someone who could benefit from working on their thoracic spine mobility 👌🏼
I’m a big fan of anteriorly loaded (front loaded) lunges and squats. Because the load is on the front of the body, greater core stabilization required to keep the torso upright. This has a greater carryover to the sports world—especially for my baseball guys. - - There are a few ways to hold a front loaded barbell. Swipe over to see images and keep reading for the reasoning/descriptions! - - 1. Front Rack- This is probably the best grip for Front Squats/Lunges if your goal is to progress it to Olympic lifts. The issue with this grip is it can be a little uncomfortable on the wrists. There are a couple alternatives to the front rack position 👇🏼 - - 2. Crossed Arms- To help the wrist issue, many folks use the crossed arms position. This takes the pressure off of the wrists, however, some may feel unstable with heavy loads and it takes away from the thoracic extension that the front rack position offers. - - 3. Strap Grip- Lastly, we have the straps. This is my “go-to” Front Squat/Lunge grip for those who are not comfortable with the front rack. I like this because it still allows for good thoracic extension without killing the wrists.
Agility training. Something every Junior athlete needs to know! Agility and Change of direction (CoD) are very commonly mixed up as being the same thing, however they are two separate skills in their own right respectively. CoD doesn’t require a reaction to make and can be considered a closed skill as you know where to begin and where you will end. Agility on the other hand can be considered an open skill as there is no clear-cut beginning and end to it and requires more of a decision-making process to be completed well. So why do coaches and athletes constantly place in pre-planned drills into training and not reactive drills, if wanting to increase agility? CoD understandably is important and does have its place, yet when research has shown having a greater reaction ability is what distinguishes higher level athletes from lower level athletes why aren’t reactive drills being implemented more? True agility drills, just like CoD drills, aren’t complicated in their implementation and can be implemented in a variety of ways. I will be posting a variety of ways agility drills can be implemented in the next few days. If, however you are unsure where to put them in your training. DM me personally. Until, then keep hunting. (Table shows the components of agility). #strengthandconditioning#athleticdevelopment#agility#changeofdirection#speed#decisionmaking
This is the first part of a series where strength coach Matt Wattles discusses the bench press. Here Matt quickly discusses scapular (shoulder blade) position while performing the bench press. In essence we want to avoid letting the elbows get too high so that the shoulder can remain in a stable and safe position. #benchpress#scapularstability#stengthcoach#movelikethis#athleticdevelopment @bodybuildingcom @liftlifefoundation @edgemeridian @delbarka
Be cat like🐯 • 🔻Here’s a look into what we’ve been doing in our Hot Mommas Groups. • ✅We’ve been doing reactive MB throws but the ball we were using didn’t bounce. I wanted to start using a ball that bounces to force our ladies to react faster. • ✅ The ability react to a stimulus and coordinate the necessary movement is essential even life saving. ‘ 🚨We’re building capacity over the coming weeks by adding time to each session. • • ✌🏾Thanks for looking feel free to reach out if you have a question and I’ll be more than happy to help
Huge smile on face because 1. This big ol’ plate of goodness and 2. HOCKEY IS BACK TONIGHT! 🏒 Tonight’s menu is chicken, taters, asparagus, broccoli and carrots! Keys to a good meal is high quality protein and lots of colourful veggies! Now I’m gonna eat this and watch my boys take on Ottawa for the first preseason game. Happy Tuesday folks 🌞(p.s. that’s Caesar in the back getting ready to take a poop just in time for my picture)
Errands for the day are over and one of them included going to Home Depot to pick up this plot of green artificial turf for the roof deck. Thanks to my boy Jose @jose_a_24 for the idea. Literally just plopped it down, and haven’t yet sealed it with the glue. Now I have a little outdoor oasis where I can do some workouts and even shoot some videos for IG, YouTube and my clients. - Who wants to come work out with me and be in one of my videos? _ By the way I was prepared to pay quite a bit for the turf and when I got to Home Depot I had even picked what I wanted and the worker was ready to cut it. But then he motioned me over to a discount area where they had some precut rugs and showed me the exact turf I was looking for already cut and heavily discounted. I didn’t even get the guys name but he definitely hooked me up. When you’re good to people and personable you never know how life will bless you. I can’t even tell you what I got this for. Just know it was more than 60% off the original price.