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6 Best Balance Exercise Routines for Skiers

Skiing is an excellent sport that works just about every muscle in your body, from your arms to your core, quads, hamstrings, and calves. You might spend time at the gym doing exercises that build these crucial muscles if you want to get better at skiing. But don’t forget about balance training. Having good balance does more than just keep you upright as you head downhill (although that is, of course, important). In skiing, balance is also critical for adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the slopes. You can effectively maneuver your body without falling when you have good balance, which is crucial for preventing injuries. And if you do fall (hey, it happens!), your body will be stronger and...

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7 Best Ways to Improve Functional Movement Performance

Experts have identified seven movement patterns that will increase your overall functional movement fitness—hinge, squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, and gait. If you haven’t already, do a functional movement screening at home to get a feel for how effectively you can perform each of these movements. Then, add the following exercises to your routine to improve your functional movement performance. 7 Moves for Functional Fitness All these moves will help you reach your other fitness and health goals. Incorporate them into your workout at least two days a week to improve your functional fitness. 1. Hinge Every time you bend over, you do a hinge. The thing is, most of us do it incorrectly, leading to lower back pain and injuries....

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7 Stretches to Do on Your Lunch Break

Whether you’re working from home or working in an office, sitting for long periods of time can wreak havoc on your body and put you at an increased risk for some diseases. If you’re able to, take advantage of your work break to get some stretching in! You can also do this routine before or after your shift. Shake it Out Sitting all day can cause poor blood circulation. It’s important to move regularly to ensure your blood is able to reach all parts of your body. Start by getting your body moving and the blood flowing. Start with your right hand, and shake it for 10 seconds, then your left hand, your right foot, and finally your left foot....

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