How is your single leg strength when there is a rotational challenge? By wrapping your opposite leg behind you, your hip immediately wants to rotate and cause your knee to cave inward. Squatting with your knee moving forward over your toes is the challenge.
Deadlifts are rad because you learn how to lift loads from the most mechanically efficient positions (life skill 👌) and especially work your butt, hamstrings, back + core. Learn online by heading over to https://michelledrielsma.com/ 📷 Wade Adams #sydneystrengthconditioning #michelledrielsmanaturalathletic #fluidsurfer
THE BOX (or bench) SQUAT It’s not your typical-looking style of squat, but has many advantages. By sitting back, the squatting muscles are stretched maximally. The hip flexors, glutes and obliques relax once you sit down and then you are required to flex off the box dynamically. With box squatting, your shins can go past the point of being perpendicular to the floor, which places all the stress on the major squatting muscles – hips, glutes, lower back, hamstrings. Since the shins are past…
Heavy Pull-Throughs. I was introduced to these rather raunchy looking hip extension strength drills by Louie Simmons back in 2008, Ohio. That guy is a proper powerlifting legend, is a friendly quirky character and has a wealth of knowledge to share online (westside-barbell.com) The Pull-Through is a great accessory exercise for lifting up your Deadlift game. The cable wants to pull you backward so your have to drive your hips horizontally forward. It’s a good one, however a bit limited by..
Having the strength and mobility to do a smooth set of single leg swiss ball hip extension / knee flexion (aka swiss ball leg curls) is a lower body benchmark for me. Cramping, tearing (avoid 🚫!) or simply not having the strength to lift your hips and flex your knee safely is a sign we gotta work on your hamstring strength and mobility. 🔄 Move through a series of active hip mobility techniques to target your hip extensors (glutes, hamstrings) and knee flexors (hamstrings). Click link in…
I don’t lift as heavy as I used to and although I tend to post my fair share of quirky mobility videos, I am posting this to confirm that my strength training is still alive and well. Video has been cut and sped up to fit here, but this glute and shoulder focus session was 3 sets of: 5 X 80kg deadlift (rack) dropped to 5 X 60kg 10 X single leg hip bridge (double bench) per side* 10 X single leg 15kg dumbbell hip thrust per side* 1 X skin-the-cat arial performer wannabe. Still gotta have
This is not a movement that I regularly practice as it is pretty intense on the knees, but it was an interesting challenge. Stability and strength in the pistol squat is an absolute necessity, as is diligently keeping your knees over your toes when you power up. For me this was harder than a pistol squat. #powerpistol #sydneystrengthconditioning