Top Five Movements for Athletes in Their 40s & Beyond

  1. Romanian Dead Lifts – The ultimate strength builder for the hamstrings and erector spinae group. Also helps to “glide” tight hamstrings and nerve fascia. (see photos)
  2. V-Up Core Strengthening – Develops deep pelvic stabilizer strength.
  3. Iliotibial Band Release using foam roller – The ITB gets shortened and tight from sitting long hours. Proper rolling technique requires a full breathing inhalation and a long exhalation, while you attempt to “melt” deeper into the tight tissue with the roller.
  4. Downward Dog to Plank Yoga Flow – improves hip & low back blood flow and stretches typical tight areas, low back, hams, lats.
  5. Machine Reverse Flyes – This exercise (along with a host of other scapulae stabilizers) is important to combat the anterior forward roll of the shoulders due to poor posture.

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Eric Minkwitz

Since 2002, Eric Minkwitz has operated Mink Training Systems, a sports performance, workplace wellness, and nutritional consulting business geared towards student-athletes, active individuals, and busy professionals. Minkwitz works with people of all levels, to educate and empower his clients to reach their potential in team sports, personal endeavors, and physical competitions of all types.

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