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Half Kneeling Leverbell Chop

Half Kneeling Leverbell Chop The hip joints and lumbar spine work as teammates to create pain free and efficient movement.  When we run, jump, swing, and throw, the hip must move and the lumbar spine stays stable.  Most of us need more hip mobility and greater lumbar spine stability.  An activity that delivers both of these traits is the half kneeling leverbell chop. Leverbell is the new, and better name, for a mace.  It is a metal bar with a heavy ball on one end.  The offset load of the leverbell produces a dynamic resistance that makes it an effective tool for stabilization training.  Read this article and watch the video. Set up in a genuflexion position with the right…

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Pressurize Your Anatomical Inner Tube

Pressurize Your Anatomical Inner Tube Push Up Position Planks The center of the body is a cylindrical tube of interwoven muscle and fascia.  On the top and bottom, you have the diaphragm and pelvic floor.  The sides are reinforced by the oblique muscles and across the front by the rectus and tranverse abdominus muscles.  These muscles work together to create pressure inside the cylinder.  The tension capacity of our “anatomical inner tube” allows us to lift, carry, push, and pull loads that would overwhelm any single joint in the spine.  Developing better tension strength will improve athleticism and reduce injuries.  One of the best exercises to improve tension strength is the Push Up Position Plank. Push Up Position Planks –…

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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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December 2018 Newsletter

Mike O'Hara gives tips for aging gracefully and staying fit in his article, The Five Don'ts of Sustainable Fitness. Learn the importance of increasing mobility and stability in order to get stronger, and discover how a simple test that measures how well you get up from the floor can tell a lot about whether or not your fitness program is working. Download Here

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December 2017 Newsletter

Read about keeping your hip flexors healthy and working well in Mike's article, Nobody Names Their Child Iliacus.  Video instruction of the exercises in the article is available.  Jeff Tirrell gives five nutrition rules than can be broke.  Find out the correct way to set up your dual action air assault bike. Download Here

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October 2017 Newsletter

Find out if you scalenes are causing problems in Mike's article, Scalene Salvation. Read the inspirational stories of some Fenton Fitness members who conquered osteoporosis. Download Here

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