Back at you with some ankle stretches & drills to improve your function ability.
Poor flexibility of the ankle can thwart your gains from squats, so it’s an issue that should be addressed, especially if you are new to training. Squatting deep engages glutes, which are probably the most important core muscles. Yes, they are a part of the legs group, but they are also the base of the core, because of the way that they support the pelvis and lower back. Knee problems are 90% of the time either foot, or hip (glutes) related. These drills will help improve, not only, your ankle mobility, but also your overall bio-mechanics from the bottom up.
– Calf & Achilles Stretches
– Tibialis Anterior Stretch
– Foam Rolling the Calf and Achilles
– Foam/Ball Rolling Tibialis Anterior
Plyometrics involves the training of the muscles in a way as to exert maximum force with the objective of increasing power. In physics terms, power = strength x time/distance, but in order to simplify the meaning, power is the combination of speed and strength. Jumping is a form of plyometrics exercise and that’s what we are going to focus on in this workout.
Are you having trouble getting an accurate hip to waist measurement? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ll help you through the process, but first let’s get an understanding of why we use this measurement.
WHY IS THE HIP TO WAIST MEASUREMENT IMPORTANT?
Doctors often use waist measurements of a person to determine their possible health risks. Storing a lot of weight around the abdominal area can be a an indicator of high levels of visceral fat, which is the fat that gets stored in and around the organs. When too much fat builds up in the liver, it then gets pushed into the pancreas causing a person to become type 2 diabetic. Luckily, type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a solid keto based diet used in combination with intermittent fasting. For more information about ketosis and type 2 diabestes read this article: https://immortal-training.com/ketosis/
We can also use the hip to waist measurement to determine the body fat percentage of your entire body. All you need for this is your waist circumference, height and sex. If you are part of the Immortal Team then you can plug these numbers into your members area profile, in Body Metrics, to get your own body fat percentage results.
Without further adieu let’s get into it!
Scroll down to be coached through the hip to waist measurement process via video.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO MEASUREMENT HIPS TO WAIST?
Tight fitting clothes
An assistant (optional, but ideal)
HOW DO I MEASURE HIPS TO WAIST?
KEY POINTS FOR MEASURING THE WAIST:
Measure approximately 1-2″ above the belly button at the smallest circumference of the waist
Make sure the measuring tape is straight
KEY POINTS FOR MEASURING THE HIPS:
Use the joints on the outsides of the hips as a guideline
Wrap the tape around the buttocks and make sure that it is straight
Be sure that you are not including the thighs in the measurement
The Immortal Training approach to training the abdominal group is always functional. That means that we aren’t going to waste our time focusing on a bunch of small movements like crunches and sit-ups. And if we do include any of those exercises they will be tweaked in a way as to engage the core correctly. Working together, the core muscles’ main job is to anchor and balance the body, in most cases, while the bigger muscles work. You may notice that when you go to perform a dead lift, bracing your abs is the first thing that happens. This is an example of how the core works – typically, never alone.
DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?
Here’s what you need…
Kettle Bell or Home Made Kettle Bell (see video)
LET’S GET IT!
Watch the video below to for instructions on how to perform each exercise.