[How to perfect your LUNGES so you don’t hurt yourself working out while sheltering I’m from COVID-19.] - Video at the bottom. Continuing on with the body weight series today we have 3 variations of lunges…I want you to do these correctly so you don’t have to come to me with knee pain! Here’s how to do it correctly. 1) Like the squat video yesterday, start by gripping the floor with your toes. 2) Drop backwards into the lunge and go through PAINFREE range ONLY. Pay attention
If your goal is to throw harder and perform better.
Better be doing mobility/flexibility work.
I personally love this one with the foam roller.
But the key with the foam roller is passive mobility will NOT give you what you want.
That’s why I like this particular exercise. Because you’re creating that’s link with the brain to say you’re lifting the arm, Lats need to turn down.
(But turn down for what?...sorry. Had to throw that Lil John
Throwers and Overhead Athletes
Here’s a really quick way to improve your shoulder mobility immediately.
Use the Internal Rotation check (hand behind your back) to check your motion first.
Then go into the stretch to open up the joint.
Here’s how you do it.
1️⃣ Use a PVC pipe, broom handle, long dowel rod, samurai sword 🗡 (just kidding don’t do that)
2️⃣ Use it to push straight back and find a stretch. Don’t push into pain.
3️⃣ Hold for 2-3 s
Throw, lift, or hit overhead? Better check internal rotation of your shoulder. Here’s a really fast check to see how flexible your rotator cuff and posterior (back side) shoulder joint is. Flexibility and mobility are so overlooked in developing true strength and even more what you’re actually wanting.... To throw harder, lift better and perform at your peak. You can’t perform at your peak with a lack of good mobility and flexibility. Check o
Shoulder Stretch for Lats. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to stretch extremely tight Lats on athletes. You can get so much more range out of the shoulder into flexion (reaching up) when they aren’t so tight pulling against you. Here’s a simple stretch to work on to release tight Lats. The key 🔑 is with rotating back into it. That puts the Lats on an incredible stretch. If you’ve been around me, you know I like dynamic stretching. Higher reps. Lower
Hey Throwing Athletes Try this exercise and see how stable your shoulder really is. This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to stabilizing the shoulder for overhead activity such as a throw. You have to rely on grip, shoulder and shoulder blade strength to get the bell overhead without crashing down on your 💀. AND if you do it right it hits that Serratus Anterior muscle I keep talking about that’s so important! Here’s how you do it. 1️⃣ Turn
It was junior year of high school. I was starting at short stop, number 2 batter and I would go on to make All-Conference team that year. Things were going great until I went to turn the hardest double play I've ever turned. I mean I put everything into the throw...like everything...then POP. It didn't really hurt much, but my arm went numb from the back of my triceps to fingertips. The feeling quickly came back and I thought I was ok. But then I noticed something. When I
If you've been around baseball (some other overhead sports, but baseball in particular), you have heard about a particular individual named Tommy John. Well, maybe not him, but the procedure itself...Tommy John surgery. The injury associated with this surgery placed 26 MLB players on the DL for 2018....26! I'll give you one guess as to the particular position of >75% of them.....yep.....pitchers. These guys put so much repetitive torque on their arms throwing bullpens, appea
Back Pain/Sciatica Self Assessment Lumbar Flexion (Forward Bending) Just being real. Most people before I work with them move like 💩. Especially with flexion. And it’s the one direction you’ll move THE MOST into during the day. 2,000-4,000x/day according to research. So in order to adequately assess the spine and find out what exercises/motions/positions will help we need to check it and make sure it’s good. Here’s How to Check: ✔️Feet shoulder’s width
Lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, hamstrings tightness? Here’s a snippet of Dr. D’s SELF-ASSESSMENT LIVE that was on Facebook. Just search @drdustinhoward or go to https://www.facebook.com/drdustinhoward/videos/233518857515039/%E2%81%A3 You should definitely head over there and go through the assessment if you’re struggling with back pain or sciatica. Please share this out! For more videos on Lower Back Pain like this one Click HERE to see more content! *Disclai