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The Hip Hinge- It’s a simple movement pattern, but I’m always shocked at how challenging it can be for some people- particularly high school kids. I am a big fan of the dead lift, but this needs to be mastered first before you load it. I particularly love single leg deadlifts. Keeping the spine neutral is a key component to safety with this exercise. Deadlifts are one of the best ways to strengthen your back and hamstrings. 🔷 I use the bar with patients to give some tactile feedback. Keep it close to your head, upper back and sacrum(tail bone) throughly the whole movement. Breaking the spinal alignment or losing your natural curves creates weakness in your core. To do it, slightly bent knees, push your butt back so you are hinging at the hips. Your toes will be slightly out and knees over your toes. It may help to set up a foot from a wall and try and touch your butt to the wall. * it’s not a squat! 🔷 The hip hinge is a core movement for daily life when lifting things, but it’s important when you progress to heavy lifting in the gym. In fact, I just listened to a podcast that showed how the hip hinge with a lifted front leg is the back wind-up position for baseball throwing and the position that creates tension and speed for the movement. So being able to strengthen for key sports positions is also important. Have fun. It’s a great warm up before you start lifting with weights. #abs #fit #stability #physicaltherapy #deadlift #fitness #gymlife #shoulder #core #arms #hiphinge #baseball #backpain #tuesdaytips . . . . . . #fitnessmotivation #run #runner #gym #friday #fridayfitness #fitnesstips #healthy #shoulder #baseball #motivation #pain #runner #instarun #backpain #strong #fitnessmotivation #pacificgrove #monterey #ontrackptp
I did this the other day, and it wrecked me, so naturally I decided to do it again. Push Pull with Squat. 🔷 The best way to activate your core is to lift something heavy. Well this one I can’t lift too much weight and maintain straight arms, but it’s a sneaky one. I use 15lbs and really gets a good ab and arm workout with this. Aim for 2-3 sets of 15 making sure to keep good squat form and not to round your back. Breath out as a come up. Furry workout partner optional !!! #abs #fit #stability #physicaltherapy #deadlift #fitness #gymlife #shoulder #core #arms #squats . . . . . #fitnessmotivation #run #runner #gym #friday #fridayfitness #fitnesstips #healthy #shoulder #baseball #motivation #pain #runner #instarun #backpain #strong #fitnessmotivation #pacificgrove #monterey #ontrackptp
A Turkish Get Up is the ultimate mobility and stability full body movement, but breaking it down into parts is good too. In this quick clip, I’m just doing a part to focus on some shoulder and core stability. My weights aren’t heavy because it’s way more challenging than it looks to not have your legs come off the ground and keep the weight straight over head. 🔷 Give it a try and focus on good form. Your arms and legs should be in the same position as mine, so eventually you can do the whole Turkish get up and dow. Have fun and aim for about 2-3 of 15 reps to feel the burn. #abs #fit #stability #physicaltherapy #turkishgetup #fitness #gymlife #shoulder #core . . . . . . #fitnessmotivation #run #runner #gym #tuesdaytips #healthy #shoulder #baseball #motivation #pain #backpain #strong #fitnessmotivation #pacificgrove #monterey #ontrackptp