Strengthen the muscles in the ankle with resistance band exercises. Strong ankle muscles improve lower body biomechanics and help prevent injuries. Strengthening the tibialis posterior helps prevent the painful and performance limiting condition known as shin splints. Strengthening the peroneus longus and peroneus brevis muscles helps build ankle joint stability thus reducing the risk of … Read the rest
Develop strong oblique muscles to improve posture, spinal motion and core stability. The internal and external obliques are located on the sides of the midsection. They are classified as lateral core muscles. They contract concentrically to bend and rotate the spine. Strengthen your obliques to help prevent oblique muscles strains. These three exercises can key … Read the rest
Build strength and stability in the core with Renegade Rows and Ab Wheel Rollouts. These advanced core stability exercises target the entire core including the following muscles: transverse abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques, rectus abdominis, multifidi and erector spinae. Core strength and stability help to lower the risk of injuries including lumbar … Read the rest
Stabilize the shoulder complex and improve posture with midback strengthening exercises. Consistent focused training to strengthen the thoracic spine muscles and the scapular retractor muscles improves health, fitness and posture. The thoracic paraspinal muscles extend the thoracic spine. The rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, middle trapezius and lower trapezius retract the scapulae. Strengthen these muscles to … Read the rest
Improve upper body posture with thoracic extension exercises. The thoracic spine is the medical name for the midback. Combat slouching and upper cross syndrome by strengthening the thoracic paraspinal muscles. A strong thoracic spine is vital to proper upper body posture, neck health and shoulder function.
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Develop powerful neck muscles with manual and banded cervical spine strengthening exercises. Strengthen the cervical paraspinals, trapezius, levator scapula, scalenes, sternocleidomastoids and deep cervical flexors. The cervical spine is medical terminology for the neck. Strong cervical spine muscles may help decrease the risk of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Perform each exercise slowly through … Read the rest
Build powerful neck muscles with a head harness and weight plates. These are advanced exercises that should be used by intermediate and advanced level trainees. Begin with manual cervical spine strengthening exercises, gradually increase the intensity with banded cervical spine strengthening exercises then advance to neck strengthening exercises with a head harness and weight plates.… Read the rest
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.
Origin: Scapular spine
Insertion: Deltoid tuberosity
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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 deltoid… Read the rest
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