By: Haideh Plock
Knees hurting after squatting? Can’t get that handstand? Back screaming at you after deadlifts? Maybe it’s time to work on those stabilizing muscles…you know, those little guys that get ignored a lot when we are trying to max out that back squat or snatch. You may have heard of them: the rotator cuff, transverse abdominus, gluteus medius, but how often do we target them? They are the stable platform your quads and traps use to generate power! They’re small guys, and they don’t like heavy weight so they often get ignored. This makes them weak and underdeveloped, so when they’re used, they get mad- and that’s when the problems start. This upcoming 4-week series builds accessory muscle work into a yoga sequence- which is much more fun then doing 3 sets of 15 boring rotator cuff exercises. The series will be as follows:
- June 4th: core stability
- June 11th: hip stability
- June 18th: shoulder stability
- June 25th: balance
Come have some fun while improving your stability and protecting your joints, improving longevity and quality of life inside the gym, yoga studio, and in your daily life activities. Just maybe you’ll get that next PR a little faster… and safer.
Instructor: Haideh Plock
Haideh is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has 25 years of experience working with professional, collegiate and recreational athletes in a variety of sports, including Welded. She was employed at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for 11 years which was the medical team for all Los Angeles area professional sports teams. Haideh is also a certified yoga instructor and brings her knowledge of the human body into her yoga sequences. She has been a member at Double Edge Fitness since 2016 and is an instructor for the Double Edge yoga program.