061220 Dumbbell supported rows

https://videopress.com/v/WQG8ZGjc?preloadContent=metadata Dumbbell supported rows Start with a dumbbell in one hand, rest the opposite hand and knee on the bench, lower the dumbbell toward the floor until your arm is fully extended. Pull then weight back up until it touches your chest. Follow the illustrations and maintain your balance on the bench. Pull the weight … Continue reading 061220 Dumbbell supported rows

291120 The prayer stretch

The prayer stretch is a very comfortable move and one that gives a good stretch in the lower back and upper torso. Go easy on these and just enjoy the relaxed feeling they provide. Here are a few from the floor to the bench. None of these stretches are fast moves. Just gradually settle into them and feel the stretch on your shoulders and upper back.

221120 Dumbbell floor press

This is an excellent exercise, especially if you are lifting by yourself. The reason being, if you cannot get the weight up then gently lower it back to the floor and down by your side without having to let it collapse on top of you. Of course, it is a different matter completely if you are using a barbell. You must have a spotter for obvious safety reasons. Furthermore, it is generally better to have a spotter anytime you are lifting anything over your head.

151120 The dynamic warmup sequence-Video

141120 The dynamic warm up sequence-Video https://videopress.com/v/E3MudPFJ?preloadContent=metadata Or go here to see it on Vimeo (if it does not run as is): https://vimeo.com/472309056 Dynamic warmups prepare the body in a manner that is conducive to preventing injury. Functional movements that mimic the actual playing conditions of power output in the gym, on the field or … Continue reading 151120 The dynamic warmup sequence-Video

180920 Assisted pushups

If you are unable to do a standard push up, try it this way. Get a medium sized beach ball; put it under your chest. Drop down and do a modified bounce on the ball. This will give you enough of a head start to finish the exercise. Once these are easy then move into the regular push ups.

111020 Wall push ups

Wall push ups Stand facing and about four feet from the wall Begin with your feet shoulder width apart facing the wall Lean into the wall and place your hands on the wall slightly above your chest Keep your entire body straight, do not let it sag inward or raise up Let your body move … Continue reading 111020 Wall push ups