Posts Tagged ‘rotation’

How To Conquer Rotation-based Low Back Pain

With the US Open wrapping up this weekend, it couldn’t be more timely to post the third part of this series on rotation-based low back pain. While the first two parts of this series focused specifically on golf, the key points of this series can also 100% apply to tennis, and baseball as well. You…

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Move of the Week: Pallof Press

These days, people are anti-everything. Why are we so anti-rotation and anti-extension? THE MOVE: Pallof Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs and obliques. WHY DO IT: The Pallof Press is an essential core exercise that teaches you how to resist rotation and extension. Both of these motions can negatively affect the low back,…

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Move of the Week: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row

Happy Cinco! THE MOVE: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull, core: upper back, abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: What happens when you combine two good things? In the case of, let’s say, peanut butter and nutella, the end result might be better than either of those individually. In the case…

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Feeling Like a Dinosaur? Rotate Your “Thoracic Park”

A lot of us are like dinosaurs when it comes to mobility–stiff, and old. You probably have a good idea about what rotation is, but not where it should be coming from. Rotational movements in sports and exercise should come from the hips and the thoracic spine. There are two issues here. Instead of the…

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Move of the Week: Bear Dog

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It’s time to get back into gear with your Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Bear Dog MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs. WHY DO IT: This week’s move is not a breed of dog, nor a ferocious animal of any sort. It is, however, a progression…

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Move of the Week: Standing Low-to-High Cable Lift

Happy Wednesday! We’ve spoken before about rotation and how it should come from the proper places. Well, there’s more about that coming at you in today’s Move of the Week. Enjoy! THE MOVE: Standing Low-to-High Cable Lift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Corrective/core; abs, obliques. WHY DO IT: Today’s move falls right in line with the half-kneeling…

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Move of the Week: Half-kneeling Anti-rotation Pull

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time for ab work in the gym–the right kind! Read below to find out more. THE MOVE: Half-kneeling Anti-rotation Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Corrective/core; abs, obliques. WHY DO IT: Remember the Med Ball Shoulder Flexion in Dead Bug from a while back? Today’s move falls…

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