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Split Squat 101 (Part 2–Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded)

Split Squat 101 Part 2--Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 1–Set Up and Assisted)

Split Squat 101 Part 1--Set Up and Assisted At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing…

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Stronger Warrior

Stronger Warrior Joint mobility that is not accompanied by adequate strength is a common cause of pain. Many people are able to fold themselves into joint positions that expose the hips, shoulders, and spine to damaging levels of stress. Dedication to a training routine that develops both stability and mobility will improve motor control and decrease injury. Try the mobility stick warrior pose. Mobility Stick Warrior Pose Take a wide but still comfortable stance. Turn the right foot out so that it is set at a 90 degree angle in relationship to the left foot. Position a long mobility stick vertically in front of the right foot. Grip the middle of the stick with the right hand and the top…

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