The serratus anterior is an incredibly important muscle. It plays a vital role in proper shoulder movement and long-term shoulder health.
With the recent release of my resistance band program, Work(out) From Home, I thought it would be helpful to write a post discussing the benefits of utilizing resistance bands in your training. Not only are bands convenient and versatile, but they have the ability to transform your workouts in ways that barbells and dumbbells alone simply cannot do. Bands can be used for corrective and accessory exercises as well as in combination with compound movements to either improve strength or power! If interested in learning more about training with bands, check out Work(out) From Home!
Recovery is often overlooked when it comes to training. People prioritize training hard without stopping to recover. If all you ever do is go, go, go, you make it much more difficult for your body to recover fully in order to see true strength and physique changes.
Reciprocal inhibition is a complex phenomenon that occurs within the body. In reality, it is quite simple to perform. It can be used during stretching and soft tissue mobility to improve mobility and movement patterns.
The World's Greatest Stretch is a fantastic catch-all mobility exercise. I like to utilize an added step to the end of this sequence that targets nerve mobility and single leg muscle activation. This can be used as a warm-up or as a stand alone mobility exercise.
A complete warm-up involves multiple parts of movement. While this routine is comprehensive, it does not have to take all day. Here is a 6-step guide to a proper warm-up in less than 12 minutes.