Use this 5 exercise warm-up to start your workout, or as a great way to start your day:
Progress your single leg deadlift to the next level to translate to horizontal power and force production a la Frans Bosch. Try the Single Leg Deadlift with Step-Through:
Healthy hips and a strong core are at the center of every resilient athlete. Here's a 6-part warm-up routine that you can incorporate prior to your strength training to properly prepare your hips and core for long-term health and athletic success.
In a recent article by the New York Times, the use of activity trackers for marathon training was discussed, with the author ultimately concluding it wasn’t for them. While some interesting points were brought up, such as the importance of focusing on how you’re feeling, recovering, and eating, instead of relying on a tracker are valid, there was much left out of the discussion that is worth considering.
Today's Edge: Better balance requires better single leg training. These progressions will help you to advance your single leg training and better your balance:
Today's Edge: Part 2 - Adding adductor work to your training can be a game changer. The adductors often get overlooked but they play an important role in how you handle accelerations, decelerations and change of direction.
Today's Edge: Adding adductor work to your training can be a game changer. The adductors often get overlooked but they play an important role in how you handle accelerations, decelerations and change of direction.
Jet lag, or desynchronosis, is a physiological condition that impacts the body’s circadian rhythms. It manifests as headaches, nausea, disorientation, fatigue and general malaise as a result of crossing multiple timelines at a faster rate than the body can adjust. The body’s circadian rhythms regulates things such as when we sleep, eat and our temperature. This biological clock is determined by external factors such as light and dark periods of each day.
Today's Edge: Clean up your 1-leg deadlift form by adding a wall press. Exercises are skills and to make them more precise you need to practice them.
Today's Edge: Finish each set and repetition with great form. A common mistake in training is to perform an exercise with good form until the end of the rep or set. Sometimes it's lack of focus, sometimes fatigue, and sometimes it's not knowing what a good finish looks like.
Today's Edge: Friends don't let friends do loaded carries like a dummy. Good posture is always important, but it's extra important while under load. Bad posture/form under load is a shortcut to injury. Loaded carries are a great core exercise as long as you do them right.
Target your hips, core, shoulders, lats, and triceps with this 4 exercise total body workout
A few years ago it was vitamin D that everyone was low in, lately magnesium is the deficiency du jour. Have you ever heard a news report about how most people are deficient in a vitamin or mineral and then rushed to the supplement aisle to load up on it in pill form?
Today's Edge: There's more to training the core than planks. Here's a great med ball exercise to train your core for what it's designed to do:
Today's Edge: Having someone punch you in the stomach while you do crunches isn't core training, it's nonsense. Train the core the right way with the Superman Slide-Out:
Today's Edge: Progress your front planks by adding a reach.