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Positioning in lower back & hamstring strength

Most coaches and trainers give athletes some leeway in how they do an exercise. For example in the biceps curl, is the arm completely extended at the beginning of the movement or is there is slight flexion in the elbow ...

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Back Extensions

The back extension exercise has led to much confusion. It is used very often as being synonymous with arching your back, doing hip extensions muscles or hyperextensions. Not only are many of the terms misleading but also how the exercise ...

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Core strengthening exercises on the Glute-Ham

Since launching the latest version of the Glute Ham Back Machine I have had many individuals asking about the auxiliary exercises possible on this machine. This includes separate development of the upper and lower abdominal muscles, the obliques and lower ...

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Do you need ankle stability exercises?

In the general scheme of things the ankle is given a fairly low priority.  This is somewhat surprising since the ankle and the foot, play extremely important roles not only athletics, but in everyday life.  For example, one of its ...

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The Hip Rotation Exercise

It is great to see all the attention now being focused on hip rotation and the role that it plays in throwing and hitting actions. I have been emphasizing the role of hip rotation in many skills for over thirty ...

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