What to Strengthen First?
The other day I touched on that we prefer to strengthen the “weak” muscles before stretching the “tight” muscles.
That begs the question of which muscles should we strengthen first?
At Stowe Training we target the abdominal and glute muscles.
The body is a kinetic chain; meaning basically your thumbs are connected to your toes.
Except instead of a literal chain we envision a rock being thrown into a pond.
When the rock lands in the pond it creates ripples.
Same thing here.
As we strengthen the abdominals and glutes there will be a “ripple effect” leading to a stronger lower and upper extremity.
Science is sweet, right?
My go to moves are dead bug, plank, and glute bridge variations [Watch the video for these; way easier to demonstrate an exercise than type out a long description].
Tomorrow I will be back with what we strengthen next and after walking through the what, why, and how of our warm-ups I’ll walk everyone through some of our typical strength training programs.
Should be fun!
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