This tricep variation is extremely friendly on the elbows and trains the triceps well in their middle-lengthened position. It also has the added bonus of improving shoulder protraction mobility. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 8-15 reps each side.
Rotational med-ball work is designed to improve thoracic rotation ability and upper body movement capacity. This variation is at sub-max intensity for general rotation capacity. General prescription: 10-20 each side for capacity.
The side lying rotation drill will help improve rotation of the upper back and hips whilst training the ability of the shoulder to protract. It can be used as a quick warm-up drill, rehab/neuromuscular control drill or just an accessory in general strength training to improve rotation in individuals who don’t rotate their upper spine […]
Most individuals are unable to isolate and move their shoulder blades properly through their usual range of motion (retraction and then into protraction). This leads to compensation elsewhere, decreased loading of the upper back musculature and decreased thoracic mobility/rotation. By specifically practicing the pattern of protraction and retraction in early rehab/strength training, we can ensure […]
When done correctly, this is a great exercise to train the upper back whilst raising the arms above head with shoulder flexion. It can help train the pattern of overhead movement without low back extension/compensation. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 8-25 reps.
A classic single leg exercise that can be biased slightly towards more quad or glute loading. It is great for hip mobility, stability and overall leg strength and endurance. A staple in most of my programs at one point or another. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-20 reps each side.
Using the TRX to increase external stability will help train good hip, knee and ankle movement to practice the lunge pattern. This can be especially useful in early rehab or for beginners. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-20 reps each side.
This exercise is good for early groin rehabilitation or whenever you need to strengthen the adductors in their shortened position. General prescription: 3-10 sets, 5-60s.
The SL deadlift w/ thoracic rotation is a great exercise for improving glute endurance and strength, hip extension whilst challenging thoracic rotation. It can help improve hip and trunk control and coordination. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-15 reps each side.
The tibialis anterior muscle is commonly undertrained, but is an important muscle (especially for runners and athletes) that supports ankle mobility, stability, strength and endurance. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-25 reps.