Exercises

Dowel RDL

One of my favourite exercises in the gym is deadlifting! I love to prescribe this exercise to my clients. It has loads of benefits such as helping you to get off the ground and strengthening all the muscles in the posterior chain, overall it is a fun explosive movement. The first place to start with …

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Self Release Techniques

Foam rollers, trigger point balls, and swiss balls are common self-release tools used widely across the fitness industry today. Each has there benefits working towards… – Warming up muscles – Releasing fascia – Increasing mobility – Increasing range of motion – Improving posture Should everyone use self-releasing techniques? No not necessary…. Self-release techniques are primely …

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Banded Dead Bugs

This is a variation of a dead bug! Start by attaching a band to a wall or pole! – Lying on the ground have yourself in a position where you can hold the band above your head with a bit of tension– Bring your wrists so they are directly above your shoulders and knees up …

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De-Loaded Squats

I love this exercise for anyone with knee pain, whether that be recovering from ACL reconstruction, osteoarthritis or anything in-between! Squatting is a great movement pattern for wanting to build muscle and strength in their knees but it can aggravate those who have had an injury or pain. So an awesome way to get around …

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Hip Thrusts

These are great exercises that are relatively easy to do and are great at tightening the glutes! Glutes are really important as they help support your back including your lumbar spine and also support your knees. When we are doing any kind of glute work we want to be in a posterior position to be …

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Reduced Range Dead Bug

This exercise is great at building trans abdominal pressure! Make sure to keep your spine imprinted into the floor and core engaged.– Start by coming into the classic dead bug position with arms up straight and legs up at right angles– Starting at level one, lower one leg at a time down to a box …

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Why do we need hamstrings?

Hamstring Strength – and some information about Hamstrings and their importance! “People tend to ask why do we need our hamstrings and what are their role within the body.” What are the Hamstring/s? The hamstring muscle is built up of 3 muscles, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus. These muscles work together to produce and control …

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Why do we test you

Why do we test? 1. Provide objective feedback at the start, during and the end of a training cycle. 2. Where necessary, provide feedback that helps benchmark against athletes that you are going to compete against. At Vector Health, we test in two ways. We test objectively, so measures such as vertical jump, speed, agility, …

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