Hello and welcome! This week’s edition of the ANCORE Weekly covers a unique twist on a foundational movement, the importance of running backwards, and a few fixes for a stiff neck. Let’s get started.
Movement of the Week: Half Kneel One-Arm
Rows are an essential part of any training routine. But if you’re looking to take your rows to the next level and unlock a plethora of other benefits, adding a small variation can make a world of difference. These half kneeling one-arm high rows are a great way to can get all the advantages of a row with the added improvements to hip mobility and trunk stability that come with a half kneeling variation.
From the World of Training and Performance
Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards. Or, at least that’s the case when it comes to the benefits of running backwards. As it turns out, running backwards can improve skills like coordination and balance. Get the full benefits of running backwards and how to make it a regular part of your routine.
What is the make-up of a modern athlete? Ask David Epstein and Malcolm Gladwell and they’ll tell you it falls somewhere between 10,000 hours and exposure to a wide variety of sports. Listen to their full conversation and learn more about what exactly goes into developing elite athletes.
There aren’t many things as pesky as a stiff neck. And dealing with one for a few hours let alone a full day can be painful. The good news, though, is that with a few simple tips, on both the prevention and recovery side, stiff necks can be a thing of the past.
Every coach has their own unique style. Some are more outspoken, some are a little quieter, some are player-first, and some are system-first. Despite these differences, there is one commonality you can find among all the elite coaches on the planet and it has nothing to do with wins and losses. Find out what makes for incredible coaching and how to develop it in your own life.
On the podcast this week. This week we talked professional golfer Kyle Rodes. We talked about how he got into golf, how his training has changed because of COVID-19, and a swing tip to help improve your game. Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify here or watch it on YouTube here.