Drawing a Sword

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Drawing a Sword

The drawing a sword should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop drawing a sword.

Beginning

Beginning Drawing a Sword

1. This movement can be done with a band, a dumbbell, or no weight at all. Standing with your knees slightly bent and your abdominals supported is a good way to start. Starting close to the opposite hip, the arm will cross your body.

2. Pull the arm up and across the body while maintaining the elbow locked. When you reach the top of the movement, rotate your arm in the direction you're lifting so that your thumb is pointing behind you.

Movement

Drawing a Sword Movement

1. Start off by standing tall, back straight, shoulders back, and chest out.

2. Stepping on the tubing with one foot, you are going to hold it with the opposite hand.

3. Just like drawing a sword, you will stretch the tubing from the side of your hip to a diagonal straight line. From 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock.

4. Bring back the tubing slowly and repeat for repetitions.

5. Repeat those steps by putting the tubing under the opposite foot and using the opposite arm.

Benefits

Drawing a Sword Benefits

This exercise will aid posture and shoulder blade stability by strengthening the mid-trapezius, lattissimus dorsi, and rhomboid muscles located adjacent to the shoulder blade.

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