Blog kitt decided around 17:45 on 15 April 2005 to publish this:
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:06:19 -0700 From: Kitt Hodsden To: Subject: [MisChiEf] Don't wait until practice... Hi, all, You don't have to wait until practice to work your abs. Daily ab exercises will strengthen your core muscles, making throwing, jumping and even running easier. Our ab workout is currently 30 seconds of each of 1. bicycles 2. russian crunches 3. V-ups 4. side to sides 5. chest passes with a partner 6. overhead passes with a partner 7. presses 8. supermans 4-7 are done with a weighted ball at practice. Use whatever weight you have handy: a can of soup, a phone book, hand weights. But don't throw them for 5 & 6! If you don't have a partner, do the exercises but without throwing - you'll still benefit. If the workout is getting too easy for you, bump up the time to 45 seconds each or more, increase the weight or add additional exercises. I purchased the medicine balls we use at practice at http://www.fwonline.com/ They aren't cheap, but I like them a lot. I recommend the 8# as a general weight for men (you can do the exercises at an incline to increase the effect) or 6# for women. Consistancy is good preparation. Email me with an questions or recommendation needs. Kitt.