LEARN | Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin

LEARN | Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin

In this Learn component, Adrian teaches 17 movements from 6 categories of exercise: Function, Mobility, Agility, Core, Upper Body, and Lower Body. Each video will guide you through a new functional strength movement, with a focus on quality form and intentional modifications tailored to all levels.

Suggested equipment: a pair of dumbbells, looped resistance band.
Time: 5 - 10 minutes.

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LEARN | Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin
  • How to Use Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin

    In this introduction video, How to Use Strength Foundations, Adrian will prepare you for the world of strength training. He guides you through the tools you need to start, going through each of the equipment pieces you can incorporate into your practice: a pair of dumbbells and a looped resistanc...

  • 1 2 Jump

    Stagger your standing position, stepping one leg forward and shifting your weight to the ball of the foot. Follow with your opposite foot to match this step. As you finish this step forward, sink into your hips, bend your knees, and bring your arms down to your side. Leading with the arms, spring...

  • Banded Deadbug

    Sitting on the ground, loop your resistance band around the top of your feet. Lay on your back and lift your knees to line up above your hips, bent at 90 degrees. Keep your feet flexed towards your shins and slightly apart to hold the band in place. Clasp your hands in front of your chest comfort...

  • Lateral Bound

    Begin in a staggered stance, with one foot forward. Sink down into an athletic position, ready to jump. Your weight should sink into the hip crease of your front leg. Using your arms to drive the movement in the direction you want to bound, step laterally with your rear foot. Start small, steppin...

  • Monster Walk

    Start standing with your looped band around your ankles and feet hip width apart. Point your toes straight forward in a parallel line. Maintaining a neutral spine, sit back slightly to sink into the crease of your hips. Feel the outside of your glutes activated in this stance with your weight cen...

  • Bent Over Row

    As you stand, reach your arms straight out in front of you as if in the top of a Push Up with your hands in fists. Initiating with your shoulders, draw your elbows into the side of your body angled approximately 45 degrees out. Feel your shoulder blades come together without pulling your elbows b...

  • 3D Stretch

    Start from standing with a neutral spine, stepping one foot straight back to stagger your stance. Come onto the ball of your rear foot and reach slightly ahead and toward the ceiling with the same arm. Keep your opposite arm extended, reaching down and behind. Focus on lengthening from your toes ...

  • Bird Dog

    Come to all fours, with your hands directly below your shoulders and knees slightly behind your hips. Grounded here, round your spine downwards, and then towards the ceiling. Find your neutral spine between these positions before moving forward; your back should remain perfectly straight througho...

  • Half Kneeling Hip Stretch

    From standing, kneel down onto one knee, with your opposite knee at a 90° angle in front. The top of your rear foot should be rested on the floor with stability. Tuck in your pelvis to feel a lengthening stretch in the front of your hip, extending up through your torso. The majority of your weigh...

  • Hip Hinge

    To practice the Hip Hinge, begin standing with your feet hip width apart and slightly turned out. Place the back of your hands behind you, resting on your lower back. Push your pelvis straight back as you unlock your knees and fold into the crease of your hips. Bend your knees softly to accommoda...

  • Crawling

    Find your position on all fours with a neutral spine, knees slightly in front of your hips and hands directly below your shoulders. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, then open them up, returning to a neutral position in between. Turn the insides of your elbows forward to create stability, an...

  • Knee Drive

    The Knee Drive is an Agility variation of the Reverse Lunge. Start in a staggered stance with one foot stepped back. Sink into the crease of your front hip, placing the majority of your weight forward. Pushing into your front foot, release your rear foot off the ground to bring your knee up to yo...

  • Prone Extension

    Lay on the floor face down, holding your band with both hands in front of your chest. Raise your head off the ground and rest your chest on your hands. Lift your feet slightly off the ground, reaching your toes out behind you and extending your legs straight back. Squeeze your legs together and a...

  • Loading Movement

    As you build strength and gain confidence in each exercise, keep in mind that high quality movements are more important than the amount of weight you are practicing with. When you are ready to build up to loading movement, there are three components to consider: neutral spine, breathing, and prog...

  • Push Up

    Bring your body to all fours, wrists below your shoulders and knees behind your hips. Engage your core throughout this plank-like movement. Raise up onto your toes with your heels together, keeping a neutral spine. Unlock your elbows, bending them while you slowly lower your chest through your ar...

  • Reverse Lunge

    From standing, step one foot straight back, with your knee bent at 90 degrees hovering just above the ground. Rest your hands on your hips as you lunge to stay level and controlled. The majority of your weight should move down through your front foot, with your knee stacked directly above your an...

  • Squat

    Begin by standing, feet slightly turned out in comfortable stance. Ground your feet fully into the floor, then lower down into a seated position. Lead with your hips, moving backwards as you pull down. Reach your arms out in front of you, focussing on keeping a neutral spine and activated core. A...

  • Regenerative Breath

    This practice will help you connect to your primary breathing muscles to improve your breathing mechanics throughout the day. Quality breath is associated with down-regulating your nervous system, alleviating tension in your neck, improving digestion, as well as strengthening your midsection. Tak...

  • On Pain with Adrian Gaskin

    In this episode, join the discussion to gain insight on how you move in your body, how you move with pain, and how to move to keep your tissue healthy. Adrian goes through the types of pain and how it is experienced in the body as a protective mechanism, and as well as how to manage your approach...

  • Triggerpoint Workshop with Adrian Gaskin

    Learn the basics of triggerpoint work with Adrian in this 10-minute workshop. Triggerpoint therapy helps to connect your body to your mind to improve stability and intention of daily movement, as well as hydrate soft tissue to improve your health, longevity, and recovery. In this workshop, Adrian...

  • Core Workshop with Adrian Gaskin

    In this 6-minute foundational workshop, learn how to improve your core stability with Adrian. You’ll learn about the structure and function of your core and how it affects how you move in the world, then practice the Bird Dog and Dead Bug exercises from the Strength Foundations program with Adria...

  • Breath Workshop with Adrian Gaskin

    In this foundational 6-minute Breath Workshop, Adrian teaches how to optimize your breathing mechanics to improve your performance in daily activities. Starting with the diaphragm, your primary breathing muscle, Adrian guides you through a slow and intentional exercise to deepen and expand each i...

  • PROGRAM GUIDE | Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin

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    The Strength Foundations with Adrian Gaskin program guide was designed to give you a visual reference of each movement through high-quality photographs and descriptions that break down the benefits, modifications, and common mistakes of each exercise. The guide also includes a customized training...