Dealing with injuries or extreme mobility restrictions can be very frustrating when we are trying to stay healthy ands fit. Looking for exercises to work around these injuries and mobility restrictions is a brilliant way to keep healthy and active, hence why we are providing six exercise variations you can do while in a seated position with a resistance band.
It is very clear that runners can effectively use resistance bands for their strength training. In this article I aim to discuss both the positives and negatives of using resistance bands for your strength training, while also providing a large variety of exercises you can use in your sessions.
Strength training in important for both health and performance for runners of all abilities. Although it is not crucial for success, having a long term strength training practice is going to improve your running economy and help keep you in excellent health through increasing muscle mass
This article is designed to help those struggling to find hinge variations they can perform with their dumbbells. Often times we repeat the same old exercises over and over again, which can not only get mundane, but also prevent progression and growth. Here we provide six hip hinge exercises that can be performed with dumbbells to help make your training both more enjoyable and effective.
Resistance bands are one of the most effective pieces of equipment that are available to seniors. They provide a great starting point for those who are looking to get into resistance training, as they can be done with minimal resistance and used to build great positions. I highly recommend any senior trying to build an at home set up to purchase resistance bands.
Dealing with knee pain can be an extremely frustrating injury. The knee is a crucial joint for almost all forms of movement, from resistance training to running to most other athletic endeavours. That is why successfully rehabilitating an injured knee is crucial to building long term movement and health.
In this article I will talk through 3 warm up exercises seniors can do to both learn good positioning for the hinge and warm their bodies up to do resistance training and 3 resistance hip hinge exercises for seniors. It is important that seniors who have been inactive for a while take their time to both build movement complexity and weight lifted slowly and progressively to build a long term movement practice.
The 4 eccentric hamstring exercises in this list are some of the most potent exercises available for increasing strength and stability in the hamstrings. They are however all rather challenging, so make sure you are capable before attempting them.
Strong-lifts is one of the most popular strength training programmes available. This is likely due to its simplicity and its correct use of repetition selection for strength improvements. However, like any strength training programme, there is no cardiovascular development. For those who are looking to be as healthy as possible, cardiovascular training needs to be a core part of your training routine. Thats why we are providing recommendations for anyone who is currently looking for guidance in terms of mixing strength (5x5 stronglifts specifically) with cardiovascular training.
In order to perform a hip hinge with excellent technique, through the full range of motion, good levels of hip mobility are required. Individuals with very tight hips and hamstrings can find the hinge movements almost impossible to perform with good technique due to their lack of movement capabilities. Hence why working on your hinging mobility will can be highly beneficial. Even if you already have a decent base of mobility but are looking to improve it further to increase the depth of your hinge, it can be highly beneficial.