Maybe you’re bored of your current single leg work, or you’re looking for a new challenge in your training, whatever the reason, changing up your single leg strength work away from just lunges can have many benefits. Let’s have a look at reasons why you might want to switch out the lunge and 6 exercises you can use to do so.
Pain while trying to train can be extremely frustrating. While we should never train through pain, we should always look for ways to train around pain. In this article I will help you do just that, outlining strategies to mitigate pain in your training through exercise modification and selection.
The lateral lunge is a very effective way to improve both mobility and stability is a variety of muscles and joints in the lower body. Here I provide 8 lateral lunge variations you can use to improve both the mobility and stability of your lower body.
The lunge is one of the most effective movements we can use to grow our glutes out of all the different movement patterns. But which lunges variations are the most effective for maximal glute activation and muscle growth. Let’s look at 4 of the most effective lunge variations you can use to grow your glutes.
Using a stretching routine before a dynamic deadlift warm up can help with long term gains in mobility of the hamstrings and the hip joint. Stretching isn’t a required part of the warm up routine, but for those who are lacking a great deal of mobility and are struggling to find the deadlift start position stretching may be beneficial.
The straight leg deadlift is one of the most effective hinge variations in hinge movement category for both strength and hypertrophy. In this article I will talk through how to perform it, why to perform it and how it differs from the conventional deadlift and finally provide 6 different variations you can use in your training programme.
Sit ups are one of the most well known core exercises. In this article I will explain why they are not always the most effective core exercise selection for all populations and provide 5 variations seniors can use to progress their anterior core strength.
Having multiple goals can be very challenging. If you have spent years building yourself up physically, working on both strength and hypertrophy, losing this because of your new found running goals can be difficult. But this doesn’t have to be the case, in this article I will dicuss some key points about having concurrent training goals and then provide 4 key tips for you to use to maintain muscle mass while training for running.
Trail runners have a lot of work to put in already, with tough running schedules thats often require a great deal of time and commitment. Is it worth to add in strength training on top of all of this work? In most cases it does, it will help not only improve your physical performance, but help you build a more sustainable, healthy training regime.
So we have established that resistance training is good for us and we are motivated to get started lifting weights. In this article I will define and discuss the benefits of full body resistance training, helping you understand what this training style is all about and why you should give it a try.