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Lat Pull Downs I see people over and over again perform this exercise wrong, because they don’t know how to effectively target their lats. Most people use all the wrong muscles because they don’t understand how to properly target their lats during the movement. (most people will over-compensate with their biceps or slowly injure their shoulders through bad posture over a long period of time...
that’s called a “learned bad movement pattern.” Typically, in the shoulder region, poor positioning would be called an “impingement” or a “kyphotic posture” What that means in human language, is that...
If your shoulders are pulled way too far forward, it’s because of lack of mobility in your upper back. This will inevitably lead to pain in the shoulder overtime. (specifically, what this will lead to is the inability to upwardly rotate your scapula, and isolate your lats on the way down.) To avoid impingement or kyphotic posture in the shoulder and improperly targeting a muscle that you are trying to target…
Make sure your body is healthy enough to perform the movement. Your scapula, upper back and shoulder blades must be able to move under control, or else it will be impossible to isolate the lat muscles. If you learn how to effectively isolate your lats, it will naturally make your waist appear smaller, which is what we are all looking for! If you realize that you have posture issues, stiffness in your upper back region, or a combination of both…
Email me, call me or come by the gym.
All the contact info is in the my bio.
Coach Mathias or myself will try our best to give some mobility exercises, that are called “correctives” Hopefully daily practice of the corrective exercises will help you better target your lats during lat pulldowns and also avoid injury.
Nutrition isn’t enough
... if you wanna be Sliced and diced Proper implementation of good nutrition, and training the core will lead to not only a six pack, but bricks ️♀️Hanging leg raises are amazingly effective for several reasons️♀️ They work all the major muscles of the abdominals- rectus abdominus, and external obliques
They work other auxiliary muscles that you would use for an abdominal contraction such as the iliopsoas and pectineus muscles of the hip as well as the rectus femoris of the legs, .
They develop the muscles required for proper spinal posture while also allowing the spine to stretch during the movement.
The movement requires abdominal contraction from the beginning to end while keeping the lower back in a safe position, thus making it a safe way to develop both abdominal and the supporting hip flexor muscles.
The lowering (eccentric) phase of the exercise places significant stress on the muscles of the abdominals given the weight of the legs when they are kept straight. Maximal increases in muscle strength and development (hypertrophy) come from the negative phase of an exercise when the muscles stretch under tension and few other abdominal exercises allow for such a high degree of muscular overload in the negative phase without putting the lower back at risk.
LADIES… => Having perfect form while squatting will lead to that hour glass figure that you are all looking for! And the booty will look nice and firm!
GENTLEMEN… => Don’t be fooled, the ladies dig dudes with nice buns The Full VIDEO Link IN MY BIO
It explains concepts such as -Form Before Weights -Mobility Drills to Improve Form -Specific Details on Form ️♂️The Top 8 Benefits of Squats️♀️ 1. Builds Muscle in Your Entire Body
2. Functional Exercise that Makes Real-Life Activities Easier
3. Burns More Fat
4. Maintains Mobility and Balance
5. Prevents Injuries
6. Boosts Your Sports Performance -- Jump Higher and Run Faster
7. Tones Your Backside, Abs and Entire Body
8. Helps with Waste Removal
Step back lunges
YouTube link in bio PROPER MECHANICS -“form before weight” (don’t add weights until form is perfect) -keep your core and upper body still throughout the movement (engage your core muscles) -step back far enough so that each leg resembles an “L” or a 90 degree angle -drop that knee all the way to the ground (Softly please, we want our joints forever!) -make sure you drive off the front heel and maintain your upright posture (core should always be working!) -make sure your front knee is “pushed outside” meaning don’t let it “cave in”
2 ACL surgeries make you very cognizant of that. Track your knee cap towards your pinky toe, not your big toe!
Hope this helps guys!
This has always been a personal favorite of mine because I’m an ex-football player.
I used it differently back then, more to simulate football, meaning quick bursts of energy to simulate a play, then long rest periods to simulate how long it takes for the next play to happen. I train that way using the prowler on occasion, but not nearly as much.
As I’ve learned more about fitness over the years, I’ve discovered that there’s many other ways to use this piece of equipment, and it can lead to different performance results, based on your method of use while training.
The Prowler sled is an extremely versatile piece of equipment that offers many benefits, produces incredible results in a very little amount of time, and gives you a huge bang for your buck. It can be used to help you develop strength or power (depending on how you use it), improve your conditioning, increase your muscle hypertrophy, and it is a great tool for fat loss.
As you see here, I’m just testing my meat head strength ability. Wondering how much weight I can push 40 yards, which is down the floor and back at our gym, Max Impact.
Yeah I know I had a break half way.. but that’s not the point! Inspired by: @bradleymartyn
One of my favorite ways to work on hip mobility and hamstring flexibility
The stretch is so effective because your constantly breathing and moving, rather than just holding a static stretch with poor posture.
For Example: Average joe at the gym who touches his toes and holds it for 5 minuets
Don’t be that guy! All you’ll do is slowly hurt your back
CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO,
if your having pain in your hips or even if you just want to become more mobile and athletic!
Hopefully watching will help you out if you have a hip issues, flexibility restrictions or even lower back pain.
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This kid is one week into the job, and he's already running a warmup for a full Saturday morning core session!
Come by the gym and check us out, the contact information is in my bio.
Also for fitness education check out my boss @franky_d_tha_coach ... his page is loaded with information and motivation to help you become a better you!
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Thank you @franky_d_tha_coach for sending @funbobby2328 and I to the 2017 3-day Fitness Perform Better Summit in Providence Rhode Island. This guy Martin Rooney is by far my favorite motivator and speaker.. my biggest take away from this guys speech today....is that, the hardest thing in life to do is to grow up and be yourself. Your comfort zone is far away from where the magic happens. Be a rockstar and put on a show every day no matter what you do! Always try to impact as many lives as you can, however you can! #performbetter #motivation #fitness #personaltrainer #summer2017 #beyourself #energy #wewillrockyou
Deficit Romanian Deadlift a little less challenging then the stiff leg Deadlift.. because this movement allows a slight bend in the the knees. A good verbal cue is "soft knees," but you don't want to allow the knees to pass your shoe laces. I'm using a box to allow more range of motion with the barbell. Took a while to get my hips that mobile, I have @franky_d_tha_coach to thank for that...but it was definitely worth it.. #fitspo #deadlift #gymmotivation #gains #gymrat #fitnessjourney #nodaysoff #hamstrings #glutes #shredded #summer2017 #formovereverything
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