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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Four Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen the entire posterior shoulder muscles to develop joint stability, proportional strength and reduced injury risk. Build strength and endurance in the scapular retractor muscles, (Rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, middle trapezius and lower trapezius) with isometric resisted scapular retraction. Enhance strength, coordination and endurance in the scapular retractor muscles, posterior deltoidRead the rest

Three Latissimus Dorsi Stretches

Stretch the big powerful latissimus dorsi muscles to reduce muscle tension, improve posture and increase back and shoulder motion. Tightness in the latissimus dorsi can lead to limited function, improper motion and poor posture. Use proper latissimus dorsi muscle stretching techniques to improve function, enhance motion and correct postural flaws such as Upper Cross SyndromeRead 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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Squats for Athletes (Part 2)

Become stronger by including squats in your exercise routine. Squats target the large muscles in the hips, back and thighs. These muscles propel us forward while walking, running and jumping. Increased strength and endurance in the hips, thighs and back optimizes athletic performance and lowers injury risk.

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Squats for Athletes (Part 1)

Squats should be utilized by athletes to increase strength, endurance, lung power and heart health. Squats are a tremendous anaerobic and aerobic exercise. Squats target a large number of muscle groups and joints. Squats increase strength and endurance in the back, hips and legs.

The squat is a basic multi-joint exercise in which the … Read the rest

Barbells, Dumbbells and Kettlebells

Implement various weightlifting tools for optimum results. Use barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells to develop strength and prevent injury.

Devise workout routines that employ the usage of numerous types of weightlifting bars. Effective exercises can be executed at multiple angles with an assortment of lifting equipment.

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