Workout and helpful advice. Add this tutorial to your favorites it will guide you when you train! 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you are unable to complete this movement, bend your legs less. Don't exceed the tip of your foot with your knee during the lunges and squats. Don't touch the floor with the knee of the back leg during lunges. Don't bend your head, try staring at a fixed point in front of you. 5,4,3,2,1. Stop! Next Exercise: Squat + back cross lunges.
5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you can't do it, try bending less the leg in the descent phase. Don't exceed the tip of your foot with your knee during the lunges and squats. Don't touch the floor with the knee of the back leg during lunges. Keep your abs and butt constantly tight to stabilize the spine and prevent injuries. Switch side in the shortest time possible. Go! Don't bend or curve your back by keeping your abs constantly tight. Don't bend your head, try staring at a fixed point in front of you.
5,4,3,2,1. Stop! Next Exercise: Sumo Squat. 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you can't do it, try bending less the legs. Be sure not to raise your heels off the floor. Don't bend or arch your back, keep it constantly straight to avoid problems. Keep your abs tight throughout the workout. 5,4,3,2,1. Stop!
Next Exercise: Butt bridges with leg opening. 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you can't do it, don't open your legs after the lift. Never put your butt on the ground during descent, in order to keep contraction constant. Be sure not to raise your shoulder blades off the floor during the exercise. 5,4,3,2,1. Stop! Next Exercise: dumbbell floor press. 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go!
If you can't do it, try using lighter weights or not using them at all. Be sure not to lift your lower back off the floor, keep the abs constantly tight. Don't force your neck, keep your head still and resting on the floor. Be sure not to bend your wrist, your hands should be in line with your forearms. 5,4,3,2,1. Stop! Next Exercise: Dumbbell flys on floor. 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you can't do it, try using lighter weights or not using them at all.
Don't arch your back, keep your abs constantly tight. Be sure not to bend your wrist, your hands should be in line with your forearms. Do not strain your neck and help to stare at a fixed point on the ceiling. 5,4,3,2,1. Stop! Next Exercise: Push up with knees on the ground. 5,4,3,2,1. Readyé Go! If you can not do it, try slowing down the pace. Do not bend your back on the way down, your head, shoulders, and hips must always be aligned.
Glute Medius The Weakest Muscle in Your Lower Body
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX . I'm going to show you today how to addressthe most underdeveloped, weakest muscle in your lower body, bar none. By doing so, we're going to help to improveyour big lifts. Like the squats, dead lifts, and certainlyany single leg activity because the muscle group that we're talking about here todayis the glute medius. Unless you're having a concerted effort inyour programming to train this muscle, you're
probably not doing it and you're leaving yourselfexposed to a lot of other damage down the kinetic chain. Most of that in the knees because we knowthat if you have weakness and instability up at the hips it's going to affect the positionof the knees and that most often will result in too much torque, and pain, and injury inthe knee. So what we can do for the glute medius is,we can do this in a lot of different ways. The first way to do it is to get up here againstthe wall, okayé Lift up your leg here.
This is not the leg we're actually workingbecause in order to get the glute medius, what we want to be able to do is abduct thehip straight out to the side. Now, when we do a closed chain it looks alittle different than it would traditionally as people know as abduction of the hip. This way. Straight out to the side. Well, when we do with our foot fixed on theground and you drop the hip out to the side, you're actually squeezing in.
you can see if I kept it going it's not differentwith the hip ending up out here on the outside of my body. So you will just allow yourself to get lazy. Drop down to the side. Allow your hips to drop down in this direction. The only thing that can actually bring themback up now if you do this right is the contraction right here of the glute medius, leaving itstraight across. Sideways.
You should feel it tightening right here inthe hip. Right in the butt. You come straight across and you try to liftyour hips up even a little bit more at an angle this way. You feel the squeeze, you let it drop andget lazy. Feel the squeeze, let it drop and get lazy. If you can't do 20 of these in a really slow,contracted way, squeezing every single time without the burn becoming something you can'teven tolerate, then you really, really have
weak hips. Even doing exercises like the squat when you'rebeing told to keep your knees out as you go down is going to become very difficult foryou and is going to be somewhat problematic when you try to keep your knees healthy whenyou're doing squats. But you guys know that there's different levelsfor different people. We can make this more difficult by addingsome resistance. So if we find that our athletes are strongenough in the bodyweight version then we add the ball.
The Forgotten Core Exercises NOT ABS
What's up guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. The other day we did a tutorial where we talkedabout how a bad back can truly undermine your training. Unless you are training it the right way. And I did refer to, at one point in the tutorial,the value of having a strong Core and not just the Core that you might define as theCore. Right, we're not just talking about the Absand the Obliques but we've got to consider everything from the hips up into the shoulders,
if we want to really factor in everythingwe need to, to get stronger and prevent low back pain from recurring in our workouts. Well I think one of the most overlooked andforgotten Core muscles, if we're going to do that, is the Glute Medius, which is a muscle here that lies in the hipsunderneath the bigger Gluteus Maximus that we all know and are familiar with and this muscle here is incredibly importantwhen it comes to providing the stability of our Pelvis that we need to have not only astronger Core,
but to not shift the brunt of the responsibilityup to the low back which is what eventually will lead to those back pain and back degenerations. So, what do we do for ité Well first of all,the Glute Medius it's function is to stabilize the Pelvis, as I said and we're stabilizingfrom the bottom up. And if we look at it, every time we lift aleg up, so if I were to lift up my left leg here, my Pelvis wants to fall to that side, because we don't have that dual support anymorefrom below. So it just wants to fall in the direction of the lifted leg.
Well think about how many times a day youlift your leg. Every single time you take a step. Or if you're going to run, now you're addingthe impact of running on top of that. But you have to be able to keep a stable Pelvisand we do that with our Glute Medius on the opposite side, the grounded leg. So we want to be able to keep a Pelvis that'slevel, even when we lift our leg off of the ground. And when we have a real weakness of the GluteMedius we start to get this dropping here,
even every so slight, that will lead to a breakdown and a shiftingof that responsibility up the chain. There are some things we can do about thisand it's actually pretty simple because we can start with just very easy Bodyweight versionof this, and we don't need a lot of space, we don'tneed a lot of time and what's good about it is, as I'm going to address in just a second, you can do this multiple times throughoutthe day. You know without trying to add to your overall training time or volume. If you'realready short on time.
All you have to do is position yourself nextto something stable, so pretend there's a wall over here, you stand on your oppositeleg, and now you allow yourself to just drop inthe direction that it wants to if you stop letting your Glute Medius do the work. You would get this hip drop out to the sidelike I talked about. The drill here, the exercise is to just tocontract your way back to a level Pelvis, ok. If you want to exaggerate, you can go evena little bit higher but you'll feel that all