Exercise for Confidence: Loaded Egg Rolls

Exercise for Confidence: Loaded Egg Rolls

I’m not talking about sushi.

As much as I love crushing raw fish loaded with sticky rice, I’m talking about a new way to engage your core, hone spatial awareness, and tie the hips and abdominals together.

If you’re a youth coach, parent, or strength coach reading this blog, you know I have an affinity for several things:

1. Exercises that tie the core and hips together.
2. Aragorn.
3. Extreme introversion.
4. Exercises that tie the core and hips together.

Look: the core isn’t just six pack abs. Especially when it comes to training athletes, we need to focus more on the core being the low back, obliques, abdominals, and hips.

Here is this week’s Exercise for Confidence:

Every time I demonstrate this bad boy to my youth athletes, they say, “oh, that looks easy.”

Minutes after performing their Loaded Egg Rolls, they exclaim, “holy sh*t! That was hard!”

Yeah. Told ya’ll.

What’s great about this movement is it activates the anterior core more than Sit-Ups because of the added load of the ball (I’m using a 16 pound in the video), but also, it reinforces adductor activation.

Strengthening the adductors is critical for being able to decelerate and perform quick cutting movements within the game.

The more your athletes can tie their core and hips together, the more they can move their body efficiently and stay balanced.

Best of luck with this one. It’s brutal.

Perform 2-3 sets 5-10 reps each side.

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