Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, incorporating isometrics into your ski or snowboard training regimen will take your skills to the next level. Isometric contractions help with stabilization, enhance your balance, and strengthen those supporting muscles so they can take over if your form starts to slip, helping to prevent injuries and soreness.
If you are one of the many people who experience shoulder pain, isometric exercises may be the perfect solution. Because they strengthen the muscles gradually and without strenuous movement, isometrics are great for building up those shoulders without any further pain. Here are some of the best isometric shoulder exercises.
Building your leg strength doesn’t just mean doing squats. It requires focusing on all the leg muscles from your hips to your calves and shins. And if you’re looking to build muscle and gain flexibility while getting a low-impact workout, isometrics is definitely the way to go. With that said, let’s look at some isometric leg strengthening exercises that’ll target every part of your lower half
Hips are often overlooked when working on strengthening routines, but they play an integral role in our everyday life. Your muscles and connective tissue can be easily damaged from running, walking, or even just sitting for long periods of time, when other muscles work harder to compensate. Without strong hips, your posture and stance can be affected, leading to improper form that can result in pain or injury.
You’ve probably heard the term ‘double-jointed’ right? And though you might think the term means super flexible and crazily bendy, it’s actually so much more than that. Hypermobility, the official term, is a common condition that affects more than just your joints – it can also cause extreme pain in several parts of the body.
Whether playing sports, pushing a shopping cart around or just sitting at your desk all day, your core is always there to support you. No matter your level of fitness expertise, strengthening your abs is key. From bringing balance to your body, to preventing injury and improving posture, the core does it all.
As the holidays approach, it’s time to start checking off your gift list. But if you’ve got fitness lovers in your life, it can be hard to know what to get – because chances are, they already have the latest and greatest in workout gear. Even when you do find something new, how do you know they’ll actually use it? Our Activ5 isometric training device, for example, makes a wonderful gift because it’s easy to take anywhere, so it’ll never just be sitting on the shelf. With the holidays fast approaching, here are our top picks of fitness devices that any workout-buff will love.
You might want to sit down for this…well actually, get up!
Because recent studies have shown that sitting in one place for long periods of time is even more dangerous than we thought. Prolonged periods of sitting have been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. And yet, most of us have to sit at our office, for an average of 6 to 8 hours every day.
The posterior chain is an important, yet often neglected, group of muscles that everyone should be training – whether you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or just someone who spends most of their time sitting down. The posterior chain is responsible for maintaining your balance and posture, as well as protecting against injury. But because it’s not considered a “mirror muscle,” (meaning that it won’t necessarily change the way you look), it’s usually left out of workout routines by regular gym-goers and newbies alike.
Rock climbing is on the rise in popularity, with new climbing gyms popping up in every city. This is for good reason – rock climbing is one of the most physically intensive workouts you can get, that involves every part of your body, even your fingers. Not to mention it’s fun, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and is a great way to get outdoors!