LEARN | Strength Foundations with Keighty Gallagher

LEARN | Strength Foundations with Keighty Gallagher

In this Learn component, Keighty teaches 23 movements from 5 categories of exercise: compound, plyometric, foundations, upper body, lower body, mobility, and flexibility. Each video will guide you through an individual Strength Foundations movement, teaching careful form, modifications to tailor each motion to your body, and common mistakes to help you evaluate as you go.

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

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LEARN | Strength Foundations with Keighty Gallagher
  • Introduction to Compound Movement

    Compound exercises are a foundational aspect of Strength Foundations with Keighty and many functional activities that make up our days. These movements are both accessible and challenging, designed to not only elevate your heart rate and build strength, but also to develop coordination and engage...

  • Deadlift Row

    The Deadlift Row is designed to strengthen your full back body with stability. Stand tall with your feet firmly planted, holding onto your dumbells with your palms facing your body before lowering the weights to meet your shins. Keep your back straight, hips back, and knees relaxed as you bring t...

  • Squat Thruster

    The Squat Thruster is an explosive power movement that transfers energy from your hips to your hands. From standing, pull down into a squat, holding both dumbbells in a loaded position at your shoulders. Exhale and stand up with force, allowing the energy to flow from your legs as you extend thro...

  • Rotational Lunge

    The Rotational Lunge is a great move to challenge your rotational core stability and strengthen your legs. From standing, step back with one foot into a low lunge, knee hovering above the ground. Rotate your upper body towards your front leg with control, bringing the weight down to meet the hip....

  • Introduction to Flexibility

    In the Flexibility component of your workout, Keighty will take you through some fundamental, dynamic track and field exercises. Breath into each stretch and take time to appreciate moments of manual massage; these additions to your practice will increase your range of motion and improve your exp...

  • Hurdle Stretch Massage

    The Hurdle Stretch Massage targets your hip flexors and provides relief to a heavily used area. Come to a seated position on the floor with both legs extended in front of you with your spine in a tall, neutral position. Keeping one leg straight, bend the leg and internally rotate until your shin ...

  • Glute Stretch

    The Glute Stretch is a gentle modified pigeon stretch. Come to a seated position on the floor with one leg extended and the other bent, shin rested on the floor. From your seated hurdle position, slide the heel of your extended leg in towards the midline, pressing the outside of your knee to the ...

  • Dynamic Hamstring Stretch

    The Dynamic Hamstring Stretch provides gentle release to your hamstrings, hip flexors, and spine. Begin this classic track and field stretch by starting in the same position as your Hurdle Stretch with one leg extended and the other bent, shin rested on the floor. Reach our your opposite arm to y...

  • Introduction to Foundational Movement

    The Foundations exercises of Strength Foundations with Keighty Gallagher are all about your core and hips, strengthening and stabilizing for bigger, bolder and safer movement. A tree is only as strong as its roots.

  • Dead Bug

    The Dead Bug is a simple and effective exercise to strengthen your entire trunk. Lie flat on your back, then raise your arms straight, hands extended high above your shoulders. Your knees should be bent at 90 degrees, knees stacked over the hips. Picture a beetle on its back with its legs in the ...

  • Downward Dog to Side Plank

    Find yourself in your tall plank position and open up the stance of your feet, slightly wider than hip width apart. Press into downward dog, pulling your hips high into the air, and reach your right hand back to touch your left toe or shin. Feel the stretch in your hamstrings and return to your t...

  • Banded Donkey Kick

    The Banded Donkey Kick will support your core work and help to identify and improve any hip imbalances. Before moving down to the ground on all fours, grab your band and place it around both legs at your knees. Once in position, anchor the band underneath your left knee and lower down to your for...

  • Marching Band

    The Marching Band is a great move to improve your hip stability and fire up multiple muscle groups in your legs. Place your band just above your knees and lower yourself onto your back, knees bent comfortably. With your feet planted firmly on the ground, raise your hips until your front body is e...

  • Introduction to Lower Body Movement

    For our Lower Body component, we’ll only be working one leg at a time to focus on stability. Unilateral leg drills directly relate to both static and athletic activities like walking, running, hiking, cycling while challenging your core simultaneously. Forget the squats for now and settle into fi...

  • Single Leg RDL

    The Single Leg RDL is a key lower body move to eliminate strength imbalances, improve lower body stability, and protect your knees and hips from injury. From standing, lift one leg lightly off the ground to balance on the other. Soften your knees, and begin to hinge forward at your hips, extendin...

  • Dead Lunge

    Like your Single Leg RDL, the Dead Lunge is a great knee and hip stabilizer that targets your quads and core. Enter a kneeling position with one knee raised in front at 90 degrees in a grounded lunge, knee directly above your ankle. Untuck your back foot and slightly lean forward into your leadin...

  • Side Lunge

    The Side Lunge will work to target smaller, frequently missed muscle groups to gain joint balance and stability in your lower body. From standing, extend on leg in a full step to the side, keeping your other foot planted and bending the knee directly above. Send your hips back and keep your core ...

  • Introduction to Upper Body Movement

    Healthy upper body performance is essential for all powerful movements and functional everyday activities. This foundational category is all about building stronger and safer joints by practicing one push and one pull movement. Whether you are moving furniture in your home, shooting a basketball,...

  • Banded Push Up

    Learning the Banded Push Up will help you gain confidence and improve your range of motion in a regular push up. After placing your band just above your elbows, make your way into a tall plank position, hands grounded below your shoulders. Your full back body should be engaged in a straight line ...

  • Loaded Row

    The Loaded Row combines a dynamic pull motion with an isolated lunge to get your lower body working. From standing in a neutral stance, step one leg back into a controlled lunge with your knee hovering above the floor. Feel free to rest your knee on the ground at the bottom of your lunge if neede...

  • Introduction to Plyometric Movement

    Plyometric drills develop agility, speed, and power, fueling your body with lasting energy and stamina for the rest of your day. Unlike compound movements that keep you planted firmly, plyometric exercises will take you off the ground. These high-intensity moves will challenge your endurance, but...

  • Fast Hands

    This dynamic plank modification will light up your core and develop shoulder strength and stability. Rise up to a tall plank, keeping your back body line straight and tight from heel to head and your hands beneath your shoulders. Keeping your elbows locked, begin moving your hands, one at a time,...

  • 180° Hop

    The 180° Hop is a rotational plyo drill that will fully engage your lower body and core, increase your athleticism and get your blood flowing! From standing, drop into a deep squat, extending your arms straight out behind you. Explode in a big jump off both feet and rotate your upper body as you ...

  • Burpee

    This full body move consists of a squat, a plank, a push up, hop to squat, and when you’re down for it, a rocket jump! Start at the top of your mat, keeping your torso upright. Bend your knees down into a squat. Next, plant your hands on the ground as you step or hop back to plank. From this firm...