Bear with me.
My blog articles have been slacking lately due to the kick off of winter off-season training. There’s a ton of athletes under construction, and I’m fully immersed in the shenanigans of building stronger, more power, more resilient soccer players.
…and mor soccer queens. ;-O
With that said, today’s blog post will be quick. It’s been a while since I’ve done my Exercise for Confidence series, which showcases movements that make athletes feel more confident in the bigger lifts (deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups). Sometimes, the Exercise for Confidence is a crazy variation to a basic lift:
Or, sometimes, it’s actually something eccentric (the “out there” or quirky eccentric, that is):
This week’s Exercise for Confidence looks simple, but the challenge is tremendous.
Introducing Quadruped Jab Steps:
Why It Improves Performance:
– Excellent for core and shoulder stability.
– Targets the Gluteus Medius, which plays a role in knee injury reduction.
– Great total body exercise that can be done as warm-up, or at the end of a workout as a burnout.
– Perform 2-3 sets 10-15 reps each side.