Partner Strength and Conditioning: Squats

WHY SQUATS? Squats strengthen every muscle in the lower body. Everyone squats whether they realize it or not. Getting out of a chair, a car, or a low couch is a squat. Building strength in squatting carries over to any athletic endeavor in which you push with the legs: rock climbing, rowing, slack lining, picking […]

Partner Strength and Conditioning: Pushups

WHY PUSHUPS? Push ups strengthen the entire “anterior chain” including the chest (pec major, anterior deltoid, and triceps), anterior core (rectus abdominus, internal and external oblique and transversus abdominus) and the quadriceps. At a summer camp that I worked at in college there was a challenge to do 3,000 pushups in two weeks. Over the […]