A few weeks back, I posted Posterior Chain Part I. Here is Part Two – the exercises. Remember, posterior chain exercises focus on strengthening the muscles we can’t see, typically the hamstrings, gluteals and low back extensors. Thanks to computers modern life, our posterior chain, particularly our glutes become weak and in some cases dormant.
Just because you’re a runner doesn’t mean you need to shy away from strength and power training exercises. Being stronger and more powerful will increase the reactive strength and contractile capacity of each of your muscle fibres. You’ll have better neuromuscular communication and be able to produce more force at a faster rate. Your stronger
Far too often we only focus on what program to do, what run to do today or how many miles to run this week, but we don’t usually spend time planning our recovery. In my humble opinion, the recovery is more important than the program itself. If you’re not recovering properly and effectively, it doesn’t
One of my clients asked me this question today: “I put down below what I’ve been doing recently and was wondering if I’m doing sufficient work on the posterior chain.” Here is his list of exercises: Wheel Roll Out Anti Rotation Planks Bird Dog Bulgarian Split Squat Deadbug with Physio Ball Glute Bridge Reverse Lunge
Plyometric training combines strength, speed and neuromuscular efficiency to produce power. Marching drills and jumping exercises make up the majority of this type of training, during which a muscle is loaded and contracted rapidly in a sequence known as the stretch-shortening cycle. This mechanism, along with the stretch reflex, forms the basis of all plyometric