Leg workout combo #1

Today we are focusing a on great 1-2 combo lower body workout great for those in rehabilitation for a leg injury as well as just trying to get strong for a specific sport.  As pictured below, the first exercise is a simple medicine ball squat & toss.  The weight of the ball can vary depending on your strength.  One simply squats and explodes up throwing the ball against a wall and catches the ball softly going into a squat position.  Repeat the process 10x.   Immediately once done with the initial set, I have my patients perform a Single Leg (SL) balance

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Big 3

Happy Easter everyone! This Trainers Tip builds off last months Pistol Squats.  We call this our "Big 3" .  This can be used for building quad/ham/calf/core.  The idea is to perform all three exercises in a row without taking a break.  #1 Pistol Squats 10x (SLOW SL squat trying to keep your back straight) #2 SL Jumps side to side with a soft landing 10x #3 SL Bird Dips (SLOW) 10x.  Do 3-4 sets of this for optimal results. This is a great combo of lower body exercises that really challenge the muscles.  Add this to any lower body workout

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