Update: Gymnastics coach Christopher Sommer was on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast and talked about Weighted Shoulder Dislocates. Segment starts at 4:30. http://traffic.libsyn.com/robbwolf/PaleoSolution-230.mp3 You can see a video of this variation here. If I had to choose one exercise for shoulder girdle to build strength, mobility and mass, I had to go with the dislocates. How to Progress […]
I recently came across a photo of Mohamed Ehab (155kg Snatch) doing some low tech Isometric Leg Extension Holds. So I asked him about some details about this exercise. He does: 3 sets 20 second static hold with 90kg He uses it for the prevention of injuries, especially the knee joint. Very difficult, but very useful. Have […]
More wrist prehab goodness from Kit Laughlin. Today the Wrist and Hand Sequence. Not only great if you spend a lot of time doing handstands, but also good for all you people with tweaked wrists from snatches and clean and jerks. Check out more drills on Mobility 101. Update: Here is another very nice wrist routine in Finnish.
The guys from Team Juggernaut (Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly, Brad Little and Ryan Brown, Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Laird and Corey Hayes) sat down and discussed various strength training topics. Mobility Recovery Assistance Lifts Common Mistakes Training Advice
Clint Darden shares some of his methods to relief back pain. muscle cream car polisher spinal decompression with band, check these rubber band stretching drills lean into a wall against lacrosse ball light Good Mornings homemade Reverse Hyper using a plank in a rack (band resisted) direct ab work, reverse band sit ups
I recently listened to Fitness Pain Free Podcast with Stongman Brett Somerville. Topic: Biceps Tears Something that is pretty common among strongman competitors. Just recently Terry Hollands tore his at the 2012 WSM Rock Lift. Hopefully you will be spared this nuisance. Here is how Brett went about his rehab work. It is a damn slow process: first […]
Joe DeFranco has 2 hamstring prehab exercises to share. Upright Sled Walks dragging a sled with a vertical posture will hit the hamstrings better than dragging with a forward lean strike the ground with entire foot, think “pulling the ground back” (fully extending) with every step Eccentric Furniture Slider Leg Curls you get greater glute […]
Kelley Starrett talks about how he likes to attack possible causes for pain. Not only work on the area that hurts, but also on the tissues above/ below the painful area. On that note, I had a PT tell me that for some bodyparts (knee / back of the knee for example) the same applies, but also with […]
Kit Laughlin has a a little guide to better wrist mobility, bodyline exercises, and handstands. Available as PDF via Posture and Flexibility Check out more drills on Mobility 101.