To finish up this series of posts on strength training, let’s cover a few examples of exercises that you can incorporate into your routine. Most of the videos focus on the lower body and trunk, though you should certainly work the upper body. With several of the lower body exercises, you can integrate in an upper body component to add an additional challenge. The Mountain Ridge Physical Therapy YouTube page contains several variations of these exercises, from basic to advanced versions.
Lunges, Bulgarian split squats, Squats, Step ups, Step downs, Plyometrics
Squats, Hamstring curl with swiss ball, Hamstrings heel slide, Deadlift, Single leg deadlift, Plyometrics
Side lying leg lift, Single leg pelvic drops, Airplane, Clamshell
Lunges, Squats, Step ups, Single leg bridges, Double leg bridges, Glute thrusts, Plyometrics
Calf raises, Plyometrics
Single leg hip rotation
Front plank, Side plank, Anti-rotation walkout
Low and mid back extensors
Prone trunk extensions (Superman), Thoracic rotations, Front planks, Side planks
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