Health benefits of tai-chi: sleep better, boost immune system, improve flexibility, improve balance and coordination, reduce anxiety, depression, ADD, and ADHD.
This video is incredible. Rob Turner is a beast and what he is doing in the video is very difficult. The cool thing is Rob is at his local park using the jungle gym and other objects that we also have at the local parks in Irvine. I challenge you to pick a couple of the exercises you see in the video and give them a try. If they are to hard just go to the park and go across the monkey bars a couple times, try some pullups or flex-arm hang, knock out some push-ups or try some reverse pull-ups. Just having fun at the park can cover most of the primal pattern movements. To watch past Exercise Of The Week videos click here.
Health Benefits Of Agility Ladder
Enhances quickness and flexibility.
Increases balance and stamina.
Improves footwork so you can have quicker movements which is good for any sport.
Improves relationship between brain and muscle action.
Strengthen muscles and enhance agility.
Good way to raise your heart rate for short periods of time.
In case you are wondering why I put a video of Mr. Hough’s class doing jumping jacks it’s a running joke as I am not a big fan of jumping jacks. I am a big fan of skipping. Jumping Jacks can give you a full body workout but the way you look while jumping cancels all of that out lol.
In this video you will see a series of push-up progressions: traditional right angle push-up, right angle push using one leg, push-up feet on swiss ball, push-up hands on swiss ball, push-up hands on bongo balance board. If you are a beginner you can start in a modified push-up position where you start on your knees and hands on ground. You can also take it to a higher level with feet on swiss ball and hands on bongo board.
Some of the muscles used in a push-up are: pectoralis major, anterior deltoideus, and triceps. If you elevate your feet you focus on your upper pectorals and elevate your torso to focus on lower pectorals. You can also vary how wide your hands are. Start with your hands about shoulder width apart.
Make sure to pay close attention to my technique as I go up and down. Notice how I am calm and in control. I am not swaying all over the place and kicking my legs. You can experiment with a wider grip and a closer grip along with your overhand grip and underhand grip.
The “overhand” grip pull-up will strengthen the following muscles: biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, pectoralis major along with the trapezius, rhomboideus, teres major, and latissimus dorsi.
The “underhand “ grip pull-up will strengthen the following muscles: trapezius, lats, teres major, biceps, brachialis, rhomboids, and pectorals.