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When someone performs an isometric exercise in a busy gym it looks very out of place – an island of stillness in a sea of people powering through HIIT sessions or chucking heavy weights around. To the uninitiated, simply holding a position like the plank can look pretty easy as well, and in the first […]
Ever noticed those people in the gym that are doing some wild combination of instability and strength work—like standing on a BOSU ball or one of those blow-up cushions while performing overhead dumbbell presses as they fight to lift the weight and simultaneously stay balanced? It looks super impressive and challenging, but it’s probably not […]
Lie on your back with knees bent to 90-degree angles. Flatten your lower back against a mat and straighten your arms by your sides, lengthening your fingertips. Press the backs of your shoulders against the mat, and slide them down away from your ears. Inhale as you lower your toes toward the ground, then exhale […]