Strength in Conditioning for Friday, April 19, 2014
The Pat Tillman Race Day (Pat’s Run) is just around the corner! SICFIT Scottsdale will be there to run/walk the 4.2 miles in honor of his legacy. Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held annually in April at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, the event attracts more than 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Together they run, walk and honor Pat’s legacy while raising important funds to support the programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service.
We will be meeting at SICFIT Scottsdale at 5:30 am and leaving at 5:45am if you would like to carpool; otherwise meet at corral 10 for a pre-run stretch with the SICFIT troops at 6:30 am. Don’t forget to wear your SICFIT gear with pride!
5 Pull ups + 10 push ups + 15 air squats
Flexibility RX Exercise of the Week
“Scapular wall slides help restore motion of the shoulder blade for a strong overhead position.” Many athletes that struggle with overhead position have trouble upward rotating the scapula during shoulder flexion. The forearm wall slide helps strengthen the lower traps and serratus anterior. The “W-Y” wall slide exercise strengthens middle trapezius and rhomboid improving scapular retraction, while preventing excessive shoulder shrugging which is commonly seen with hypertonic upper traps and a tight neck (levator scapula). These exercises integrate breathing, thoracic position, and overhead arm movement and should be a regular part of warmups for athletes with restricted overhead range of motion.”