ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power recently visited the Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp. During one of the rained out practices at Lehigh University we called a time-out and had Assistant Strength Coach Jay Merlino explain the Dumbell One Armed Chest Press. Head Strength Coach Mike Wolf demonstrates in the video below. After a brief workout, we headed down to The Bluesky Cafe for brunch. This is the place to go if you love breakfast fare and you're anywhere near the Lehigh Valley. I chose the Sweet Potato Quesadilla with eggs and black bean salsa. Wow! ASAP Program Director Ted Lambrinides: The Banana Bourbon French Toast. The Eagles coaches had a serious brunch going, too! Anyway, here's the video and be sure to try this exercise!
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power takes a look at sports medicine in today's podcast. Join ASAP Podcaster Ed Cicale and Midwest Ultrasound representatives Ken Bertke (Clinical Director of Cardiac Services) and Dave Parlato (Chief of Clinical Operations) in an in-depth discussion about affordable screening for sudden cardiac death through the use of ultrasound echocardiography.
Essentially, they are taking pictures of the athlete's heart and from there a reading and analysis is completed by a cardiologist at
The Christ Hospital here in Cincinnati.
High school trainers are very interested in this technology due to the detection of conditions that can't be seen on the playing field or through a typical pre-participation physical examination. The "echo" can determine if there is a pathology.
Contact their Kenwood Imaging Center, Kenwood/Cincinnati,Ohio at 513-936-5291
Click the ASAP Podcast logo above for the 5 minute podcast.
Take a good look at the artwork above. Check out the Latissimus Dorsi muscle. It's a large, triangular muscle reaching from the lumbar region all the way to the thoracic area.... and it gradually thins out as it makes it's way to the point of insertion at the humerus, or upper arm bone. This muscle plays a key role in multiple movements and coordinations. Wrestlers are known for having well developed "Lats" due to the constant pull work that they do in practice, matches and....in the weightroom. And, athletes in every sport rely on the latissimus dorsi for a multitude of functional movements. The ASAP: Athletic Strength And Power training program targets this large muscle group and addresses it on every upper body workout. In fact, at The Workout @Covington, there are eight individual machines and nine other exercises that are utilized in a variety of workouts to make sure that this priority muscle has a bullseye on it. Now,if you happen to be too far away from the training center here in the shadows of Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Cincinnati Bengals), and you don't have access to the equipment that we take for granted here at TheWorkout..... then there are ways to work this muscle when your resources are limited. Chin-ups and pullups are great ways to work the Lats. Also, Towel Chin-ups are great..just drape a couple of towels over a bar and perform your chin-ups by grasping the towels....this will also test and build your grip strength! Similarly, negative -only chin-ups are a good variation and excellent if you can't do any regular chin-ups, yet. If you have access to dumbells...then the dumbell bent-over Row is a very good exercise. Of course, other non-direct exercises will also work the lats, too.
"Its not the kind of car you own.... it's the size of the arm that's hangin' out the window"
One of the critical and priority areas of the body is the Torso. There are three major muscle groups that comprise the torso area. One area makes up the upper back and is known as the "Lats", short for the Latin term Latissimus Dorsi. Next, there are the muscles of the shoulder and these are grouped under the term "Deltoid" muscles. There are three sections of this group, the anterior deltoid, the medial deltoid and the posterior deltoid. Finally, the large muscles of the chest region are called the pectoralis muscles....often called the "pecs" as opposed to the longer Latin term. during the next three days, we'll examine the best exercises for developing the muscles of the torso. Stay Tuned! All Rights Reserved Copyright 2007www.AthleticStrengthAndPower.com blogpost by Ed Cicale