#WednesdayWorkout – 6 Way Shoulders

Few exercises engage the musculature of the shoulders as much as Six-Way Shoulders. This exercise helps maintain shoulder stability and range of motion; and combines lateral raises, front raises, and overhead movements into one exercise.


Step 1: Stand with your legs about hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand by your side. Bend your torso forward and bend your legs slightly so that your arms extend below your body with your hands facing each other as you hold the dumbbells.

Step 2: Exhale and raise your arms out to your sides with your hands facing down, squeezing your shoulder blades together during the movement. Do not round your spine or move your head forward. Then slowly come back to the starting position.

Step 3: From a standing position, palms facing up, curl your hands towards your shoulders and complete a bicep curl.

Step 4: As your hands finish the bicep curl at your shoulders, rotate your arms to the side so your elbows are inline with your shoulders and palms are facing forwards, dumbbells should be around ear level.

Step 5: From this position you will complete a shoulder press, lifting your arms above your head, touching the dumbbells together at the top, then coming back down to shoulder height

Step 6: From this position, one arm at a time is going to come forward in a punching motion. Punch the left arm out and then back in, and repeat with the right arm.

Step 7: After completing the 2 punches. Arms are going to come down in front of you so that your palms are facing your thighs. Arms are shoulder width apart, set the shoulders back and lift both arms at the same time to finish the movement with a front raise.

HINT: Keep your core tight and shoulders back the entire time. Start without any weights until you master the movement, and slowly add them in as you become more confident.

Fitness Friday – Four Way Hips with Bands

1. Start with your feet shoulder width apart and a band around 1 leg.
2. Keeping your core tight, slide your leg back behind you and squeeze your glutes, just far enough that you feel a squeeze, tap the big toe on the ground, keeping all your weight on the supporting leg and then bring the leg back to starting position. Repeat 10 times.
3. Turn your body to the right, this time you will slide your leg out to the side, again tapping the toe but keeping your weight on the supporting leg so you feel the outside of your glutes activate. Repeat 10 times
4. Turn again to your right so you are facing the opposite direction to where you started. This time you will tap your toe in front of you, far enough that you feel the muscles activate but not so far that you are reaching. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times
5. Lastly, turn once more to your right, this time taking a larger step away from the band with the supporting leg and pulling the opposite foot in towards the body, and back out again. Repeat 10 times
6. Switch the band to the other leg, and repeat the steps above.
HINT: Keep all your weight on the supporting leg, keep your core tight and stand up straight. You want your hips and legs to move, not the top half of your body.

#FitnessFriday – Tricep Body Dips

Step 1
Place your hands shoulder width apart under your shoulders behind you. Have a slight bend in the knees, and start with your hips pointing towards the ceiling.

Step 2
Slowly bend and straighten your arms from this position, always keeping a slight bend and not completely locking your elbow. Keep tension in the tricep mucles on the back of the arm and not the elbows.

HINT: Don’t lift and lower your body with your hips, let your body move as you bend and straighten the elbows. Keep the core nice and tight.
CHALLENGE: For extra challenge, place your hands on a box/bench/step behind you and complete the same movement, this time allowing your body to get lower than the ground level.

Exercises to Include in Your Off-Season Golf Training

Exercises to Include in Your Off-Season Golf Training

By Dr. Jeffrey Belgue, DC, ART, D.Ac, TPI Level 1

With March comes a brand-new golf season. Although it will be a couple months before we are into the thick of the season, there are certainly things you can do right now to improve your game.

It is no secret that the fitness side of golf has taken off in the last decade thanks largely in part to a group called the Titleist Performance Institute. TPI is the world’s leading organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. We can use their research to help prepare our bodies to better execute the golf swing. This can help reduce injury and increase consistency.  By committing to golf related exercise and fitness you can help improve your game without picking up a club!

The group at TPI created a Movement Screen comprised of 16 movement tests used to identify physical limitations that may contribute to poor swing mechanics and/or injury.  We perform the TPI Movement Screen at Dynamic Health and Performance to create an exercise program individualized to our golfer’s specific movement faults. The exercise program can be scaled for all ages, abilities and designed based on the athlete’s access to fitness equipment.  If you are serious about improving your golf related fitness and improving your body to better execute your golf swing, we highly recommend the TPI Movement Screen.

Although the golf swing is highly personal, think Adam Scott and Jim Furyk, below are exercises to help get you started this spring as the season approaches. A link accompanies the exercise to the TPI website for exercise demonstration.

  • Open Books – to improve mid back rotation


  • Bridge – to improve glute strength/stability and hip extension


  • Bird Dog – to improve core stability


For more information about The Titleist Performance Institute Movement Screen, golf specific warm up/cool down routines or anything golf fitness/injury related please contact me at (905) 339-2333 or at drbelgue@dynamichealthandperformance.ca


#WednesdayWorkout – Foam Rolling

A staple warmup, Foam Rolling provides pressure to specific body parts to relieve pain and loosen muscles and soft tissue. When combined with static stretching, foam rolling can lead to impressive flexibility by increasing blood flow.


#FitnessFriday – Kettlebell Rotations

KettleBell Rotations

Improve your mobility and challenge your stability with Kettlebell Rotations. This exercise works the muscles of the core responsible for rotation and also recruits the stabilisers of the abdomen, lower back and hip flexors.

1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent with hips pushing back and chest coming slightly forward around a 45 degree angle.
2. Keeping the hips forward, swing the KB like a pendulum as it rotates out to the side until your top shoulder stacks ontop of the bottom shoulder (arms should line up straight at the very top).
3. swing the arm back down like a pendulum and repeat

– Try not to pop your hips out to the side when you swing out
– Keep your back flat and your core tight
– Arm straight when it swings
– Progress yourself — if you can’t stack your shoulders at first, don’t rotate as much

#WednesdayWorkout – The Glute Bridge

The Glute Bridge

The perfect route to a strong posterior is the Glute Bridge! This exercise also improves hip mobility and strengthens the lower back.


1. Start lying on your back with your knees bent, feet firmly on the floor and palms pressed into the floor beside you.
2. Squeeze your core as you begin to lift your hips to the ceiling and squeeze your glutes.
3. Hold for 2-3 seconds and come back down.
Repeat for 3 sets of 10

TIP: try not to flatten your spine into the ground before you lift the hips.

#FitnessFriday – The Hamstring Curl

The Hamstring Curl


1. Start lying down with your heels on the stability ball and hands pressing into the ground beside you.
2. Squeeze your core, trying not to flatten your spine into the ground as you squeeze your glutes and lift your hips towards the ceiling.
3. Keeping your feet on the ball and hips high, bring both heels towards your glutes and push them back out.
4. Lower hips to ground and repeat for 3 sets of 10 — keeping core tight all times.

TIP: start with a lower amount of repetitions (i.e. 3 sets of 5) if you find it difficult to keep your hips up.

#WednesdayWorkout – Step Ups

Step Ups

  1. One foot starts on the box, while the other foot is on the ground.
  2. Keep your hips back so your knee starts in line with or behind your toe that is on the box.
  3. Keeping your core tight, push off with your back leg but controlling your body up with the leg that is on the box. Once at the top of the box, stand nice and tall, and squeeze your glutes.
  4. As you begin to step down, drive your hip back first as you start to bend your knee so it does not go over your toe as you bring your foot down to the ground.

TIPS: keep nice and tall, use your glutes for power, hold onto something if feeling unstable
CHALLENGE: add a weight! (See video #2)


#FitnessFriday – Single Leg Deadlifts



  1. Stand on your right foot with your core set and shoulders back.
  2. Hinging at the hips, slowly lift your left leg pushing your big toe towards the back of the room as your body starts to come forward. Go to a comfortable range that you feel your glutes and hamstrings without losing your core. Be sure to stay in a straight line and don’t let your back arch.
  3. Come down slowly, and repeat on both sides.

Once you find this too easy, add weights! Remember, if you aren’t stable on the basic, don’t move to the big stuff! Foundations are crucial.