Saturday, August 20, 2011

4 Tips to Improve Muscular Balance, Speed and Power

Get closer to your speed and power potential with better muscular balance. Its not uncommon for one side of your body to be stronger than the other side.


One side of your body might not align with the other side. Or, one hip could be looser than the other. Training can help with these problems.

It is important for your body to be in muscular balance to prevent injuries and to help you perform better. For example, the frontside of your body should not be significantly stronger than your backside. And, your quadriceps should not be significantly stronger than your hamstrings.

Four effective ways to keep your body in muscular balance are:

1. Full body strength, power and speed training,

2. One-legged and One-armed strength, power and speed training exercises,

3. Doing exercises in all 3 planes of motion and

4. Keeping all areas of the body flexible.

Training with bodyweight and dumbbell exercises force each side of your body to do its share of the work. And, you see right away if a side of your body is weaker than the other. Some of the best exercises for this are:

--Step ups
--Lunges
--Single leg squats, deadlifts and good mornings
--Single leg/arm cable exercises
--Pushups
--Two-armed and one-armed dumbbell presses and rows
--Single leg arm and leg curls
--Medicine ball exercises working all sides of the body

Train hard and smart!

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8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is awesome. Really would like to get speedier.

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  2. Thanks for the visit....be consistent with your training. It won't happen for you overnight

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  3. Interesting... I would also like to try those training. But is it okay for a beginner like me to preform all of those training? I mean, is there any precaution that I have to know before doing it?

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  4. I feel strongly learning the topic, however I need to learn more on this topic.
    Carry on your updates..!!

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  5. Blaine....download the free workouts at the end of this article...let me know how its going!

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  6. Blaine....download the free workouts at the end of this article...let me know how its going!

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  7. I work 8 hours a day facing my laptop. I work homebased and my only way of exercise is dancing for an hour. I have here videos of dance exercise. Is it just ok?

    Regards,
    Andi

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  8. Houston....in addition to working out at the end of the day, you need to take walking breaks about every hour....if possible, work standing at your laptop...this will keep your fat burning enzymes active. Also, walk during regular work breaks and at lunch...thanks for the visit!

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