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Archive for October 2014

Lunging fundamentals, Part 2

(Second in a three-part series) Front lunges were discussed and described last week and this week we will feature side lunges. As mentioned previously, it is important to train 360 degrees around the hip joint (i.e. anterior, lateral and posterior). Consequently, a well-designed exercise program should include the front, side and back lunge where possible.…

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Lunging Fundamentals, Part 1

(First in a three-part series) The lunge is an excellent exercise which, when properly performed, targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, hip abductors/adductors and challenges the inner core unit to provide the stabilization required when lunging. Lunges may be contraindicated for some individuals due to hip, knee, lumbar spine or ankle limitations. However, even in…

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Power Training Circuit Challenge, Part 2

(Second in a two-part series) Last week the Power Training Circuit Challenge program was described and this week the circuit stations will be detailed, enabling you to take-out this program and perform it today. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. The Program Please take a moment to review the…

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Power Training Circuit Challenge, Part 1

(First in a three-part series) As we approach our winter sport’s season, it is a great time to challenge yourself with a power training circuit. Power, is a combination of strength and speed and is a necessary component of most comprehensive exercise programs. This power training circuit challenge concentrates on explosive skills and drills performed…

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