If you haven’t heard of Tim Morrill, you should take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with who he is and what he does. He’s an innovator and has been influencing and changing the way players train for ultimate.
In the third series of strength and re balancing with Master Trainer Elaine Huba, we talk about Glute Strength and Activation. Elaine will discuss the following elements which relate to glute strength and activation:
- Activating the glute min
- Activating the glute med
- Activating the glute max
- Bird Dog exercise for glute activation
- Mini Band exercise series for glute activation
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:
- 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.
In addition to getting more mobility from your thoracic spine, it’s also important to gain more extension, which is linked to mobility. By having more mobility and extension, you will have more time to throw the disc which will translate into a longer throw with more power without you having to increase your strength. This exercise uses a foam roller to help you get more extension in your thoracic spine. Try it out, let me know what you think and subscribe to be notified when more videos are added!