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Shoulder Mobility and Strength

In the second series of strength and re balancing with Master Trainer Elaine Huba, we talk about shoulder mobility and strengthening. Elaine will discuss the following components which deal with shoulder mobility and strengthening:

  1. How to activate the serratus anterior to develop shoulder girdle stability
  2. Working on rotation by stabilizing the glenohumeral joint
  3. Working on muscle activation and stabilization by focusing on the central nervous system
  4. Removing adhesion in the muscles and connective tissues by doing soft tissue work
  5. Strength training to build stronger shoulders

Grip & Wrist Strength Series

Adding in weights as part of your regular workout routine is crucial to being a better ultimate player. In addition to doing power movements like squats and deadlifts, it’s important to add in some balancing work and small muscle work.

Part of that small muscle work deals with wrist and grip strength.

By increasing your grip and wrist strength, you will see 2 main benefits:

  1. In the gym, you will be able to push and pull more weight by having a stronger grip and wrist and you will therefore see more benefits from your workouts.

Elaine Huba – Master Trainer

Elaine Huba, Ultimate Rob’s newest contributor, brings knowledge and experience which will benefit the ultimate frisbee community and help players learn the functional movements which are crucial to improving their performance on the field and preventing injuries suffered from muscle imbalances.

Elaine’s passion for strength development began with her experience in the Olympic Oval where she gained sport-specific training theory under the direction of Olympic level strength and conditioning coaches. In conjunction with current research at the University of Calgary’s Human Performance Lab, Elaine successfully adapts training protocols and techniques designed for athletes into her own, as well as her clients’, training programs, regardless of fitness level.