Archive for March, 2011
A great way to train for the stability necessary for overhead lifting is to perform overhead walks. Since the athlete is walking the weight will want to shift around and the athletes are forced to stabilize the musculature of the core, hips, and upper back. I like to utilize kettelbells for this exercise, but dumbbells can be used as well. Since the kettlebell sits behind the hand it helps the athlete pack the shoulder down and back a little easier than with dumbbells or barbell.
Give overhead walks a try and watch you overhead stability improve!
Here is a video below.
Curried Chicken-Spinach Salad
Prep: 10 Minutes Cook: 10 minutes
The ginger and curry can be left out for a more mellow favor.
3 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chick breast halves
1/3 cup of plain fat free yogurt
¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon mango chutney
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
2 large celery stalks chopped
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (5-ounce) package of fresh baby spinach
¼ cup chopped pecans
- Trim excess fat from the chicken. Place the chicken and enough water to cover in a medium sauce pan over high heat until water just beings to bubble. Reduce heat, cover and poach 10 minutes or until just cooked. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and let cool.
- While Chicken cooks, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chutney, curry powder, and ginger in a large bowl.
- Chop Chick and add to yogurt mixture. Add celery, grapes, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Divide spinach among 4 plates; top with chicken salad and pecans. (Serving size: 1 Cup Chicken and 1 ¼ ounces spinach.)
Calories 181(29% from fat); Fat 6g( sat 1g, mono 2g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 28mg; protein 13 g; Carbohydrate 21g; sugars 11g; Fiber 3g; Sodium 431mg