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Stability Ball Deadbugs Posted by Steve Zarriello on April 30, 2017

Stability ball deadbugs focus on anti-extension of the core. This may be the best exercise out there for personal training clients who are looking to improve their abdominal strength but suffer from back problems. This is a great exercise for our golf fitness clients who want to build their core strength for the golf season.

Slideboard Abs Posted by Steve Zarriello on April 30, 2017

Rotational power and disassociation of the hips and shoulders are required in almost all sports, especially golf, hockey, and throwing sports like baseball. Slideboard abs build rotational core strength and help work on disassociation of the hips and shoulders in a controlled manner. While many trainers will have clients that can't do this exercise...

90 Degree Rotational Box Jumps Posted by Steve Zarriello on April 30, 2017

The rotational box jump work on vertical and rotational power output at the same time. An incredible exercise for golfers who want to improve their swing speed! For higher level personal training clients who master this we can start to make the exercise more difficult by increasing the amount of rotation to 180 or 270 degrees. If we're working with...

Protect Your Back Through Golf Season With These Two Moves Posted by Steve Zarriello on May 3, 2017

Protect Your Back Through Golf Season With These Two Moves
Exercise 1: Lateral Band Walks for Hip Stability With the recent emphasis on the importance of fitness in golf, we often hear people talk about “core strength”. Many people think of this as meaning that you have strong abs, but the core is much more than that. The core is where all movement begins and is responsible for transferring pow...

Side Planks Posted by Steve Zarriello on July 13, 2017

The side plank is one of the best full body stability exercises out there. This is a favorite of mine for personal training clients who have back and hip pain as it leaves no stone unturned. This exercise not only target the obliques, abs, and low back muscles, but also hits the shoulders and hip. The muscles of the rotator cuff and the hip stabili...

Golf Specific Warmup Posted by Steve Zarriello on May 8, 2017

This golf specific warmup will help you to get ready for a round on the course or a range session. We work on specific movements to warm up the shoulders and hips, as well as improving balance and stretching to improve trunk rotation.

The State of Fitness in America and How it's Affecting our Youth Posted by Steve Zarriello on May 30, 2017

This weekend I had the privilege of giving a presentation for the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters on the necessity of fitness for Fire Fighters. We've trained first responders at our facility for years and I've always felt strongly about the necessity of fitness for dangerous jobs, like Fire Fighting. Once I started doing the resear...

Single Leg Squat to Knee Posted by Steve Zarriello on June 12, 2017

The single leg squat is one of the most effective ways to increase leg strength, without adding load to the spine. This makes it a very safe and effective way to build up strength and power in the quads and glutes while keeping injury risks at a minimum. Try this variation, which allows for natural assistance, to ensure that you're getting proper d...

Band External Rotation w/Trunk Twist Posted by Steve Zarriello on June 21, 2017

This exercise will help to reduce the risk of a rotator cuff injury in overhead athletes and will help build mobility and strength through a full range of motion in the shoulder. The rotation of the trunk helps to add in more lower trap activation while still training the muscles of the rotator cuff and working through full external rotation. Try t...

Barbell Curl/Press/Upright Row Posted by Steve Zarriello on June 26, 2017

This is the exercise that you need to do if you want to get some assisting work in but don't have much time. You can not only cram in work for your forearms, biceps, and shoulders in a short amount of time, but it's also an extremely demanding lift that will get your heart rate up and make you feel like you got quite a bit of work done without spen...