The golf swing is one of the most demanding and complex movements in sports. An efficient swing requires a highly-coordinated mobilization and stabilizing of body segments. It’s been said that the body will always seek the path of least resistance in movement. While this benefits our adaptability, it doesn’t do us favors with regards to injury risk and efficiency.
Exercise can be the link to propel you to performing better in your favorite sport. Most sports involve a dimension of rotation to perform the activity at its optimal level. If you want your exercises to translate to better performance then the exercises should also have a dimension of rotation.
A circuit training workout can be comprised of as little as 2-3 exercises, or exercise combinations, completed multiple times; or another example can be made up of 10 exercises that you complete one to two times. The choice is yours and that is what keeps it interesting.
You may of heard of friends or colleagues talking about receiving Dry Needling Therapy. What is Dry Needling?
Many athletic activities require rotation to perform the activity effectively. There are multiple places (segments) in our body that must rotate for us to play golf and or tennis. For example, a few of these segments are as follows: hip, thoracic spine, shoulder, forearms. The place in our body where POWERFUL rotation is generated is through our core supported by good balance
The last time you played golf, did you say to yourself “I wish I could hit the ball with more power?”
Are you experiencing neck or shoulder pain? Maybe I should ask who isn’t dealing with neck or shoulder pain! Having pain in our neck or shoulder(s) is such an epidemic that many people think it is NORMAL or Can’t Be Fixed.
How often do you find yourself looking for the next club, racket, ball, shoes, or piece of equipment to help take you to the next level. Maybe a better question is how often do you consider your body as the most important piece of equipment you are using to perform your preferred athletic activity. Ultimately, the best equipment is only going to help you to a certain point.
The debate between bench press and cable press has been a hot topic for those developing the best exercises for participants of athletic activities (golf and tennis).
Do you spend most of your time in meetings, at the computer, or driving your car? You might answer one of these questions with a resounding “YES.” We live in a world where many jobs require long periods of sitting, increasing the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day. Often movement after long periods of, or frequent sitting results in pain in the lower back and hips.
If you're sticking to healthy weeknight meals, hitting up the elliptical machine regularly, and yet, you're just not seeing the results you thought you would—there could be something critical missing. And that something is strength training.
You started running on the treadmill and have seen improvement in your duration and speed, but now you are starting to become less motivated because of finding running on the treadmill boring. I can relate so I thought I would suggest a few options to help keep you motivated and continue your improvement in endurance and cardiovascular benefits.
Often times I am asked how many repetitions should I perform and with how much weight? These are important questions often requiring a complex answer to cover all of the components.
Do you own a foam roller or have you used the one at the wellness center? The foam roller is a great tool to use during your workout for a variety of applications. The foam roller most often is used for deep tissue massage of trigger points in tight and painful muscles.
Often time we do gravitate to the exercises that are the “easiest” or the ones we are most comfortable performing. There is nothing wrong with doing an “easy” exercise but if we want to improve our strength, balance, and coordination our body has to be continually challenged.