Kevin S. Turner – Turner Strength and Performance Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Walk into any respectable gym and you will no doubt see a deadlift being performed with massive amounts of weight, that in any other setting, would be moved around with a forklift. At this point, you may wonder to yourself why would … Continue reading Benefits of the Deadlift
Kevin S. Turner- Turner Strength & Performance Its not at all uncommon to walk into your local gym to find experienced lifters bench pressing with the suicide grip and it may lead you to wonder if that grip is right for you. Besides, they are big and strong and where you want to be so … Continue reading Should You use the Suicide Grip in the Bench Press?
Kevin S. Turner-Turner Strength & Performance Bracing, in my opinion, is often one of the most overlooked and misunderstood foundations of the squat. Properly bracing the core will allow you to lift more weight and perform more repetitions while reducing energy leakage and risk of injuries. What is the Core The core is more than … Continue reading How to Brace for the Squat
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength & Performance If you want to squat big weight and get the most out of every rep and set, you have to have an efficient walkout. Go to the local gym and you will often see rushed, sloppy walkouts with the intention of just getting it done by any means necessary … Continue reading The 3 Step Squat Walkout
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength & Performance Many athletes have a strength and conditioning program they follow during the off-season and into the pre-season, as they should, for reasons I will address momentarily. Many athletes and coaches can agree that having an off season and pre-season strength and conditioning program yields positive results that carry over … Continue reading The Benefits of In-Season Strength Training for Athletes
Kevin Turner-Turner Strength & Performance Benefits of Strength Training A solid training program, in a well supervised environment with a qualified trainer, has been shown to improve confidence, self-esteem, muscle strength, sports performance, heart health, bone mineral density, increases in lean body mass and metabolic rate and creating a healthy habit of fitness that … Continue reading Strength Training and Kids
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength and Performance My daughter came home from school saying her back and knees ached terribly during and after performing squats. After hearing her say this, I decided to take a look at her form. In the pictures of her below, I identify a few of the issues that were contributing … Continue reading Benefits of Proper Form in the Back Squat
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength & Performance With more opportunities for female athletes and trends toward year-round sports participation, the tendency to specialize in one sport earlier on has put female athletes at 6 times the risk of suffering a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than boys (www.thefemaleacl.com/blog/female-acl-injury-statistics.amp). Non-contact ACL injuries are more common in … Continue reading ACL Injuries in Female Athletes