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Pistol Squat Benefits

Why do pistol squats to begin with?  Pistol squats (or single legged squats) are one of those one of a kind great stability exercises to master in order to help promote optimal body mechanics.  This can be advantageous if you are an everyday person, everyday athlete to an olympic athlete.  Running isn’t often thought of as a plyometic (jumping) exercise, but it is.  Exercises that are jumping based such as running assume functional … (read more…)

Single Leg Deadlift Exercise Benefits

Much like the purpose of mastering and progressing single leg step ups, single leg deadlifts allows us to challenge and train our bodies at efficiently mastering our ability to stabilize our weight on one leg (as we do in running).  It adds another dimension to stability that is crucial -being able to manage stability with a displaced center of gravity as we do in so many forms of athletics such as team sports and … (read more…)

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Mountain Climber Exercise Benefits

Mountain climbers are an awesome go to for a solid core exercise.  I’m a big fan of most plank based exercises that challenge your rotary stability (ability to assist rotation in order to stabilize).

How to do Mountain Climbers Exercise

For this exercise you can use sliding plates or a towel under your feet or you can go old school and just run in place.  Either way, you will start this … (read more…)

When we train for a particular sport, it can be easy to stay within the sport’s designated plane of motion.  Our bodies are designed to move healthily through 3 planes of motion.  We should be able to healthily move side to side, transversely (or horizontally across your body) and forwards and backwards.  When we train ourselves to move efficiently in only one or two of these, it creates an inefficiency that can lead to an injury or can get in the way of your progress as an athlete.  And … (read more…)

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ALEXTriathlete/Marathon Runner & Resident at New Jersey Department of Education