Optimal Activation Sequence – Glutes

Optimal Activation Sequence – Glutes

We often see injuries originating from an unstable and uncoordinated pelvis and spine. One of the key muscle groups that help to keep this region of our body happy are the glutes (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus). One of the most powerful groups of muscles in the...
Get Stronger and Improve your Cycling Economy

Get Stronger and Improve your Cycling Economy

“Strength training improves cycling economy.” We will support this statement with science and research then we’ll talk about how to implement it into your training. What do we mean by strength training and cycling economy?   Cycling Economy = the...
One Leg is Better than Two

One Leg is Better than Two

When you think of a gym or home workout, what’s the first thing you think of? Many traditional strength and core training plans focus on exercises such as squats, sit-ups, and planks. At Optimal Movement we are strong advocates of single leg exercises for many...
Plyometrics & Power

Plyometrics & Power

Plyometrics is a key training method when it comes to improving your performance in the majority of sports. The main fitness component trained in plyometrics is Power. Power is a combination of Strength and Speed (look through your secondary school Physics books!) It...
Strength Training for Endurance Athletes (part 2)

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes (part 2)

Now you understand the benefits of doing strength training as an endurance athlete from our previous OMGuide article, we are going to take a look at some practical implications. This is the stuff that reaps rewards so pay close attention! Before you start with any...