Posterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen the posterior head of the deltoid muscle to develop proportional shoulder strength. The deltoid possess three heads anterior, lateral and posterior. Often times the anterior and lateral heads are stronger than the posterior head. Powerful shoulder require all three heads to be trained properly.

Posterior Deltoid

Origin: Scapular spine

Insertion: Deltoid tuberosity

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Inner Thigh Strengthening Exercises

Copenhagen Adduction (CA) Protocol [AKA Modified Progressive Copenhagen Adduction (MPCA) Program]

Graduated eccentric training regime that strengthens hip adduction. Six progressive levels. Strengthens and builds endurance in the Hip Adductor Muscles (Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, Pectineus, Obturator Externus and Gracilis) and the muscles that attach at the … Read the rest

Three Foot Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles and extrinsic foot muscles to improve posture, enhance lower extremity function, increase balance and prevent injuries. Perform foot strengthening exercises consistently and correctly for optimum results. The foot and lower leg muscles are seldom trained. They are often the most neglected muscles in the body. Implement a foot strengthening program … Read the rest

Two Exercise Protocols for Achilles Tendinopathy

Use the Alfredson Rehab Protocol and Silbernagel Exercise Therapy to rehabilitate Achilles Tendinopathy. Begin the rehab protocols at your current health and fitness levels. Work through a symptom free range of motion. Build intensity in small, gradual, calculated increments.

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendonRead the rest

Four Hamstrings Strengthening Exercises

Build strong hamstrings to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. The hamstrings are a powerful muscle group located on the back of the thigh. This muscle group consists of three muscles spanning the entire length of the posterior thigh. From the inner to the outer region, the semimembranosus, semitendinosus and the bicep femoris muscles … Read the rest

Health & Fitness Goals

Health and fitness goals can be started anytime but the beginning of the year is a great time to start working toward the achievement of goals. One year is an excellent measuring period for health and fitness goals.

Years can easily be compared to past and future years. Years can be broken down into weekly, … Read the rest

Creating New Health Habits

Implementing new health habits is easier when done one at a time. Multiple sudden changes in diet and exercises are often difficult adjustments. It is easier to begin one healthy habit at a time.

New Year’s is a time for resolutions and change. People frequently make New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, become healthier and/or … Read the rest

Build Explosive Power with Kettlebells

Utilize kettlebells to build explosive power.  Functional kettlebell training is beneficial for all athletes to increase cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness. Equally important, functional kettlebell training develops explosiveness. Most sports require short bursts of explosive power and kettlebell training delivers that necessity.

Characteristics of kettlebell exercises include large functional movements, multi-joint exercises, momentum, high repetitions, perfect … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 4)

Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 3)

Squats are an incredible lower body exercise. Targeting a large number of major muscles, squats develop the muscles of the back, pelvis, hips and thighs. Training routines can be formulated to increase strength, power, endurance, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and respiratory health.

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