Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bodybuilding.com - One-Legged Cable Kickback - Male

I am going to start a series of exercise video links from a good website www.bodybuilding.com. Don't be intimidated by the name of the site or the many products they sell. Overall this website has a good database of effective exercises.
Glutes, glutes, glutes.... some of my clients are tired of me talking about our wonderful 'backside' muscles, but they are just so important. Not to mention the nice asthetic benefit of strong, toned glutes. Even 30 minutes of desk work shuts down our glutes. When this happens, not only does the muscle look saggy, it is not able to do its job well: Support the lower back and work as a major driver in hip extension (walking, running, squatting, lunging, to name a few activities). If your glutes are shut down from a day of sitting then typical exercises like I just mentioned end up requiring help from the hamstrings and lower back muscles. This can lead to chronic pain in the hamstrings and lower back. There are many exercises that can 'fire up' and activate the glutes before your workout so that you are able to recruit them correctly. The Cable Kickback is one of my favorites. Do this corrective exercise before you move on to your cardio or other traditional leg and glutes exercises - you will feel the difference when you do, and you will see better results in training the glutes.

Bodybuilding.com - One-Legged Cable Kickback - Male

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