Implement The Basics

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Trunk / Spine Isometrics. Seated

Standing, Split Stance, Half Kneeling (supported or unsupported), Half Kneeling Alignment. can go all 4 directions on the trunk. Or Single Arm (SA) – (Fwd or Bck)

Shown here SA Seated (primary focus spinal rotators isometrically.

The trunk rotation strength has numerous ESSENTIAL aspects. Shown here; w MLB for rotary patterns. Any other sport w heavy rotatory motions (softball, boxing/combat, tennis, golf, etc). General fitness / wellness for right / left symmetry for proper joint health and optimal muscle function

But take it a step further with regards to SPRINTING (or jogging or running). It’s obvious that on multidirectional motion, pelvic approximation leading into spinal rotation is important. But what about straight line linear sprinting.

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Q&A with World-Class Performance Coach Pete Bommarito

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World-class performance coach Pete Bommarito shares his favorite healthy aging, fitness, and other wellness tips for athletes – and anyone – who wants to optimize their health.

Do you ever wonder about what nutrition and training routines elite athletes use to stay in top form year after year? Wonder no more. World-class performance coach Pete Bommarito is here to share his favorite healthy aging, fitness, and other wellness tips for athletes – and anyone – who wants to optimize their health.

As the owner and president of Bommarito Performance Systems (BPS), Pete and his staff train hundreds of professional athletes and thousands of youth / high school / collegiate athletes, along with his general fitness clients each year. In addition, Pete also founded Bommarito Performance Systems University (BPSU), an educational platform for sport coaches, performance specialists, trainers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts at all levels.
We chatted with Pete to get valuable insights on his training philosophy and approaches to better health at every stage of the game.

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Row variation – The Variable Load

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The Variable Load Effect. Most of our Posterior Chain Exercises are done with a Variable Load component. Whether we are implementing a cable exercise, a Prone Row, a Landmine Row, a Jammer Row, a Seated Row, and/or a High Row, we have success with setups that account for band attachments. Occasionally we will add in chains (example a Prone Bar Row) – but Bands are typically our preference. This accommodating resistance factor is essential to complete Posterior Chain development.

Note in the first exercise, the Prone Row has a double band attachment on the lever. This will increase the load throughout the concentric part of the row (the lever gets heavier as the lever moves closer to the chest).

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