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If you were to ask me the last time I did anything with my hair, put on makeup or spent less than 3 hrs a day in a gym I actually wouldnโ€™t have the answer for you... but I love every minute of it ๐Ÿ–ค #flexfriday #iforrealneedatan
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If you were to ask me the last time i did anything with my hair, put on makeup or spent less than 3 hrs a day in a gym i actually wouldn’t have the answer for you... but i love every minute of it ๐Ÿ–ค #flexfriday #iforrealneedatan
for ur birthday, the IPF banned crop tops at National meets. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!! HBD!!!! *arnold and Carl weathers forearm SLAP*
18 270 10 hours ago
For ur birthday, the ipf banned crop tops at national meets. sorry to be the bearer of bad news!! hbd!!!! *arnold and carl weathers forearm slap*
Are you struggling with ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  your ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ, setting up ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ, and designing an ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž? Check out my ๐ž๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค by clicking the ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐›๐ข๐จ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ.
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Hereโ€™s a helpful post from my friend @muscleengineered on behind the neck shoulder presses. I am against behind the neck presses since the slight potential benefits are heavily outweighed by the injury risk.
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The purpose of going behind the neck is that it may help in activating the delts a bit more, particularly the medial delt. However, itโ€™s really not worth it considering there are other exercises you can do to train those muscles both effectively and safely.
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Like I said, the slight benefit (possibly a bit more delt activation) is outweighed by the injury risk. First, going behind the head puts the shoulder in a high five position of abduction and external rotation. This position creates significant strain on the front of the shoulder joint. Second, the rotator cuff is in an awkward position and at risk for impingement. Third, it can stress the cervical region by putting the head into excessive flexion. The increased forward head position combined with the repetitive motion can potentially produce a temporary brachial plexus nerve injury.
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Overall, you can do behind the neck shoulder presses if you want. They arenโ€™t inherently โ€œbad.โ€ They simply carry a pretty high level of risk without much, if any, accompanied benefit. Doing your shoulder presses in front of you is safer and effective. Supplement them with some lateral raises and a rear delt exercise and youโ€™ll be training your entire shoulder with less injury risk. Shoulder injuries are fairly common and painfully frustrating. The more you can do to avoid them, the better off youโ€™ll be.
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If youโ€™re interested in working with me 1 on 1 for a custom plan tailored to your goals, send me an email for more information on online coaching ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ.
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#shoulderpress #militarypress #overheadpress #shoulderworkout #fitnesstips #workouttips #exercisetips #gymtips #workout #buildmuscle #musclegain #buildingmuscle #liftweights #weightlifting #strengthtraining #liftingweights
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Are you struggling with ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  your ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ, setting up ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ, and designing an ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž? check out my ๐ž๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค by clicking the ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐›๐ข๐จ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ.
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here’s a helpful post from my friend @muscleengineered on behind the neck shoulder presses. i am against behind the neck presses since the slight potential benefits are heavily outweighed by the injury risk.
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the purpose of going behind the neck is that it may help in activating the delts a bit more, particularly the medial delt. however, it’s really not worth it considering there are other exercises you can do to train those muscles both effectively and safely.
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like i said, the slight benefit (possibly a bit more delt activation) is outweighed by the injury risk. first, going behind the head puts the shoulder in a high five position of abduction and external rotation. this position creates significant strain on the front of the shoulder joint. second, the rotator cuff is in an awkward position and at risk for impingement. third, it can stress the cervical region by putting the head into excessive flexion. the increased forward head position combined with the repetitive motion can potentially produce a temporary brachial plexus nerve injury.
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overall, you can do behind the neck shoulder presses if you want. they aren’t inherently “bad.” they simply carry a pretty high level of risk without much, if any, accompanied benefit. doing your shoulder presses in front of you is safer and effective. supplement them with some lateral raises and a rear delt exercise and you’ll be training your entire shoulder with less injury risk. shoulder injuries are fairly common and painfully frustrating. the more you can do to avoid them, the better off you’ll be.
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if you’re interested in working with me 1 on 1 for a custom plan tailored to your goals, send me an email for more information on online coaching ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ.
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#shoulderpress #militarypress #overheadpress #shoulderworkout #fitnesstips #workouttips #exercisetips #gymtips #workout #buildmuscle #musclegain #buildingmuscle #liftweights #weightlifting #strengthtraining #liftingweights
Pairing two exercises (a.k.a. supersets) is a common training tool used to keep a workout short and intense. But you want to prevent pairing exercises that train the same muscle groups. The high muscle fatigue this produces tires you out for the rest of your training [1]. Instead, superset exercises that target opposing muscle groups.
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Primarily focus on using supersets on push/pull, bicep/tricep, isolation hamstring/quadricep exercises or other movements that have little to do with each other (example: side delt raises & calf raises). While you train one muscle, the opposing muscle group is resting. After 1 superset, you then can take a 1-minute break before repeating your next set.
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If you normally rest 2-3 minutes between sets, using supersets can save you a lot of time. Research shows that using supersets on exercises that train opposing muscle groups allows you to maintain good strength performance throughout the training [2-5]. So it's essentially a tool that helps you get the same amount of work done in less time.
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References:
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3282595/
2. ย https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20733520
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25148302
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933712
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20440121
25 1,321 8 hours ago
Pairing two exercises (a.k.a. supersets) is a common training tool used to keep a workout short and intense. but you want to prevent pairing exercises that train the same muscle groups. the high muscle fatigue this produces tires you out for the rest of your training [1]. instead, superset exercises that target opposing muscle groups.
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primarily focus on using supersets on push/pull, bicep/tricep, isolation hamstring/quadricep exercises or other movements that have little to do with each other (example: side delt raises & calf raises). while you train one muscle, the opposing muscle group is resting. after 1 superset, you then can take a 1-minute break before repeating your next set.
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if you normally rest 2-3 minutes between sets, using supersets can save you a lot of time. research shows that using supersets on exercises that train opposing muscle groups allows you to maintain good strength performance throughout the training [2-5]. so it's essentially a tool that helps you get the same amount of work done in less time.
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references:
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3282595/
2.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20733520
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25148302
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933712
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20440121
I really want to lose those last 5 pounds.
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I hear this so often. A goal weight that is only 5 pounds away. SO close. SO close to where things would finally be better.
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It would be a memorable day.  When you finally lose those last 5 stubborn pounds.
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Have you felt like that?  Like when you finally arrive, everything will be different.  Everything will be better.  The only thing that stands between you and bliss is those damn 5 pounds.
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You have been working so hard. You will do just about anything to get the scale to read that number you have been waiting for.
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I want you to stop and ask yourself this very important question before you do anything else to lose those last 5 pounds:
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How will your life be different/better 5 pounds lighter?
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If you are truly being honest with yourself the answer is it wonโ€™t. Your life wonโ€™t change. The heavens wonโ€™t open up and the sun wonโ€™t shine any brighter. You may even start asking yourself โ€œNow what?โ€
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My point here is this: 5 pounds in the grand scheme of things is nothing.The scale can fluctuate that much in day depending on circumstances. Instead of killing yourself over 5 pounds, how about take another strategy?
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Focus on getting that chin up. Or that push up. Or that 2x bodyweight deadlift. Focus on getting strong. -
While keeping your nutrition in check, give yourself some specific performance goals in the gym and work like never before to attain those goals.
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What will happen just might surprise, if not amaze you.
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The confidence that will come with working towards, and attaining your performance goal(s) is going give you a level of confidence that you have never felt before. It will change your life.
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Your new confidence will transfer into all other areas of your life. And the other amazing part?
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Remember those 5 pounds?  Youโ€™re not even thinking about them anymore, and most likely, they are gone.
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Say hello to the new, more confident you. Your Inner Badass is now out and about for all to see.
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Itโ€™s about time donโ€™t you think?
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Love You.
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I really want to lose those last 5 pounds.
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i hear this so often. a goal weight that is only 5 pounds away. so close. so close to where things would finally be better.
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it would be a memorable day. when you finally lose those last 5 stubborn pounds.
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have you felt like that? like when you finally arrive, everything will be different. everything will be better. the only thing that stands between you and bliss is those d**n 5 pounds.
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you have been working so hard. you will do just about anything to get the scale to read that number you have been waiting for.
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i want you to stop and ask yourself this very important question before you do anything else to lose those last 5 pounds:
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how will your life be different/better 5 pounds lighter?
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if you are truly being honest with yourself the answer is it won’t. your life won’t change. the heavens won’t open up and the sun won’t shine any brighter. you may even start asking yourself “now what?”
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my point here is this: 5 pounds in the grand scheme of things is nothing.the scale can fluctuate that much in day depending on circumstances. instead of killing yourself over 5 pounds, how about take another strategy?
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focus on getting that chin up. or that push up. or that 2x bodyweight deadlift. focus on getting strong. -
while keeping your nutrition in check, give yourself some specific performance goals in the gym and work like never before to attain those goals.
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what will happen just might surprise, if not amaze you.
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the confidence that will come with working towards, and attaining your performance goal(s) is going give you a level of confidence that you have never felt before. it will change your life.
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your new confidence will transfer into all other areas of your life. and the other amazing part?
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remember those 5 pounds? you’re not even thinking about them anymore, and most likely, they are gone.
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say hello to the new, more confident you. your inner badass is now out and about for all to see.
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it’s about time don’t you think?
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love you.
๐Ÿ’ฅ MB MADNESS ๐Ÿ’ฅ โ€ข
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My man @primal.swoledier attacked this circuit among many other ones in our training session, be sure to follow him and Tag your training partner ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ โ€ข
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Workout: 5 Rounds 
30s each 
1. MB resistance cross 
2. Move and react cross throws
3. Mb power drive 
4. The knockout burner โ€ข
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๐Ÿ’ฅ mb madness ๐Ÿ’ฅ •


my man @primal.swoledier attacked this circuit among many other ones in our training session, be sure to follow him and tag your training partner ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ •


workout: 5 rounds
30s each
1. mb resistance cross
2. move and react cross throws
3. mb power drive
4. the knockout burner •


#trainwithbrian #absworkout #totalbodyworkout #partnerworkout #fns360 #fnsstrong #fnstrainingcenter #attitude #strengthtraining #tireworkout #gymworkout #gymmotivation #fitness #fitspo #๏ฌtfam #justmove #justtrain #nikemastertrainer @fnstrainingcenter #elevatetogreat #niketraining #menshealth @menwithhealth #spartanrace #spartantraining #onnit @ideafit
TRUTH ABOUT LEMON WATERโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
(By @blaze_athletics)โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The question about lemon water gets asked a lot.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Sure, it is a great idea to drink more water on a daily basis, and the added flavor of lemon water is a plus.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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However, know that drinking lemon water will not melt fat off your body magically overnight. Focus on the basics of nutrition. To lose fat make sure to eat in a slight caloric deficit (around 500 cals below maintenance / day) with sufficient protein (1g / lb of bodyweight) and a good training regimen. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Itโ€™s just lemon and water. Thereโ€™s no magical supplement here folks. :)โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Tag someone who needs to see this!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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FOLLOW ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
FOLLOW ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
FOLLOW ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#fatloss #caloriecounting #liftheavythings #muscle #musclebuilding #gainmuscle #musclegains #gymmemes #musclefood #wheyprotein #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #strengthening #gainmuscle #gains๐Ÿ’ช #fitnesslife #fitnessfreaks #fitnesstips #gymshark #creatine #workouts #workoutroutine #workouts #goodworkout #gotothegym #bodybuildinglifestyle #bodybuildinglife #lemonwater #lemon
25 1,426 15 hours ago
Truth about lemon waterโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
(by @blaze_athletics )โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
-โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
the question about lemon water gets asked a lot.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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sure, it is a great idea to drink more water on a daily basis, and the added flavor of lemon water is a plus.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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however, know that drinking lemon water will not melt f*t off your body magically overnight. focus on the basics of nutrition. to lose f*t make sure to eat in a slight caloric deficit (around 500 cals below maintenance / day) with sufficient protein (1g / lb of bodyweight) and a good training regimen. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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it’s just lemon and water. there’s no magical supplement here folks. :)โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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tag someone who needs to see this!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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follow ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
follow ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
follow ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป@blaze_athletics ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#fatloss #caloriecounting #liftheavythings #muscle #musclebuilding #gainmuscle #musclegains #gymmemes #musclefood #wheyprotein #strengthtraining #strengthandconditioning #strengthening #gainmuscle #gains๐Ÿ’ช #fitnesslife #fitnessfreaks #fitnesstips #gymshark #creatine #workouts #workoutroutine #workouts #goodworkout #gotothegym #bodybuildinglifestyle #bodybuildinglife #lemonwater #lemon
โ˜ ๏ธ Gurl Gang Gang โ˜ ๏ธ I always feel so proud to be a part of the minority in this male dominated sport ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“ #girlgang #girlgainz #shestronk #mytype
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โ˜ ๏ธ gurl gang gang โ˜ ๏ธ i always feel so proud to be a part of the minority in this male dominated sport ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“ #girlgang #girlgainz #shestronk #mytype
๐Ÿน Reactive sling jump and catchโคต๏ธ#theextra10 โ€ข
๐ŸšจAn interesting concept was brought to me by @forcephysicaltherapy to experiment with. The idea is that then when an athlete comes back from injury they not only lose strength, but also sufficient neuromuscular control over the recovering area. The catch is they only lose this control when the eyes are taken out of the equation. This effect seems to be exasperated in cutting/frontal plane movements โ€ข
โ›“When cutting, the observed athletes not only lost energy in the injured area, but also through the core and torso. This leads me to believe that a lower body injury results in a deficient neuromuscular connection with the entire kinetic chain responsible for a given movement. In this case, frontal plane movement. To address this, the entire posterior oblique sling needs to be conditioned since itโ€™s directly responsible for frontal plane movement โ€ข
๐Ÿ‘€However, simply conditioning the posterior oblique sling isnโ€™t enough. You need to take the eyes out of the equation to fire the proprioceptors. This is key, because in โ€œreal gameโ€ situations the eyes will be focused on the play as opposed to the bodies biomechanics โ€ข
โšก๏ธGoing a step further I threw in a reactive component with the tennis ball catch. This not only preoccupies the eyes, but also fires the central nervous system. 
It forces the given athlete to engage the kinetic chain responsible for that movement explosively and efficiently, without looking at what theyโ€™re doing. Essentially redeveloping proper biomechanics โ€ข
๐Ÿ’ฏThese two exercises combine posterior oblique sling action, proprioception, and reactivity, to effectively reestablish an efficient neuromuscular connection with an injured area of the body. Addressing the issue in this manner is the only way to return to optimal performance โ€ข
33 1,373 14 hours ago
๐Ÿน reactive sling jump and catchโคต๏ธ#theextra10
๐Ÿšจan interesting concept was brought to me by @forcephysicaltherapy to experiment with. the idea is that then when an athlete comes back from injury they not only lose strength, but also sufficient neuromuscular control over the recovering area. the catch is they only lose this control when the eyes are taken out of the equation. this effect seems to be exasperated in cutting/frontal plane movements •
โ›“when cutting, the observed athletes not only lost energy in the injured area, but also through the core and torso. this leads me to believe that a lower body injury results in a deficient neuromuscular connection with the entire kinetic chain responsible for a given movement. in this case, frontal plane movement. to address this, the entire posterior oblique sling needs to be conditioned since it’s directly responsible for frontal plane movement •
๐Ÿ‘€however, simply conditioning the posterior oblique sling isn’t enough. you need to take the eyes out of the equation to fire the proprioceptors. this is key, because in “real game” situations the eyes will be focused on the play as opposed to the bodies biomechanics •
โšก๏ธgoing a step further i threw in a reactive component with the tennis ball catch. this not only preoccupies the eyes, but also fires the central nervous system.
it forces the given athlete to engage the kinetic chain responsible for that movement explosively and efficiently, without looking at what they’re doing. essentially redeveloping proper biomechanics •
๐Ÿ’ฏthese two exercises combine posterior oblique sling action, proprioception, and reactivity, to effectively reestablish an efficient neuromuscular connection with an injured area of the body. addressing the issue in this manner is the only way to return to optimal performance •