Firefighter Captain, Jordan Ponder (fd-pt.com)
When I travel helping my brothers and sisters in fire departments all over the country, there is really one major goal we all begin with. That is reducing injury rates and being available to do the job we all love. That is why I became such a fan of Ultimate Sandbag exercises, the ability to increase strength, conditioning, and build better movement makes Ultimate Sandbag exercises foundational to what we do.
One of the more common issues we face time and time again are problematic shoulders. Shoulder stability continues to be a major issue for many people beyond just what I see in our departments. Far too often people think they have to simply accept the…
-Decreased Range of Motion
-The Limitations to Ones Quality of Life!
We don’t have a lot of time, space, or money, but that is why knowing how to maximize Ultimate Sandbag exercises and simple tools well can help us change people!
Too many never address the real issues because they think issues are JUST the shoulders! There are lots of challenges centered around shoulder stability that we can address in great ways, from learning how to use our core right, engaging the ground properly, and developing proper mobility.
One of them that needs to be discussed is that ability to pull your shoulders down and back when our arms are extended while reducing the urge to round our shoulders and/or fold our arms forward when they are overhead!
Below are pieces of a program used by firefighter Jason Kosseld in my BE DYNAMIC Training system. The goal of such training is to to BE MOBILE, BE STABLE BE THE F.L.A.M.E, BE DYNAMIC and to BE RESTORED.
What you see below are clips of our training where Jason was kind enough to drive over 90min to learn more about what it means to BE DYNAMIC! This series allows us to blend body awareness and us Ultimate Sandbag exercises to cement some of these really important patterns.
With that said feel free to view the videos below which cover how Jason is going to train to BE STABLE, BE THE F.L.A.M.E and BE DYNAMIC! If there is you are looking for send your messages to firstname.lastname@example.org for answers!
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