In general, people exercise to make some part of their body function better. However, without effective use of recovery periods (see 4 Recovery Periods Your Probably Ignoring!) you’ll most likely waste most of your hard work! With this in mind here are 7 simple recovery strategies everyone needs to be doing. Give them a try.
The basic lunge is a staple exercise for all those wishing to be more functional, and with multiple variations it’s an exercise you’ll never get bored with. That said, the lunge twist is still rarely seen and when I have seen it attempted it hasn’t exactly gone to plan. If you want stability then master this lunge variation!
Like me, if you train hard from week to week and month to month on a specific training programme you’d like and expect to see regular physiological improvements and adaptations. I can say I do, but how many people are actually treading water, or in some cases going backwards, from week to week and month to month, or even year to year?
In order to function properly we need strength and mobility, but we also need stability and control. In this article I explain the fundamentals of Dynamic Stability Training (DST) (sometimes referred to as Functional Stability Training) and how you can get better at it to prevent unnecessary injuries and improve your physical performance through increased efficiency.
A strong mid-section (or commonly referred to as the ‘core’) is essential for physical function and robustness (injury prevention). Here are two of my favourites (but not necessarily the best) for strengthening that all-important area of the body.