Squat needs improvement? Work on that Ankle Mobility!

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Want to Improve Your Squat? Work on That Ankle Mobility! “How do I increase the depth of my squat?” The squat is not only an extremely effective, full-body exercise (if done correctly) but also a valuable tool in determining dysfunction (tight muscles, imbalances, compensations, etc.) In order to squat well …

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Grip and Wrist Strength

Grip and Wrist Strength Who Benefits from a stronger grip? Weightlifters: strengthening from forearms to wrists will allow you to have more control, make lifting easier and prevent injury. A stronger grip aids in bench presses, jerks, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, cleans, muscle ups, push ups and pull ups. Athletes: For …

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Are your Hips Tight?

  Are your Hips Tight? Try adding these two stretches to your exercise routine to help increase your hip flexibility. Often through daily activities such as prolonged sitting, driving, repetitive  forward bending, sudden increase in exercise intensity. A tight piriformis can not only cause tight hips but can directly cause …

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3 Important Lower body stretches (Hamstrings, Quads, Calfs)

3 Important Lower body stretches (Hamstrings, Quads, Calfs)  For each of the three lower body stretches (Hamstrings, Quads, Calfs) hold for 30 seconds switching from right to left 3 times, make sure you are breathing Slowly inhaling through your nose and exhale out your mouth during each 1. Hamstring stretch While standing, …

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