Standing medicine ball trunk flexion and extension

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Integrated total body strength production. 
  • Improved total body neuromuscular efficientcy.
Pre-Requisites:
  • Adequate total body flexibility will be required, specifically in the shuolder extensors (i.e. lats), to ensure minimal compensation at the low back during the upward phase of the exercise.
Preparation:
  • Grasp a med-ball with both hands and keep elbows slightly bent. 
  • Assume a squat position. 
How to Do:
  1. Draw your belly button inward toward your spine. 
  2. From the squat position, squeeze glutes to start extending at the ankle, knee, hip and spine. 
  3. Flex shoulders overhead as far as can maintain neutral spine. 
  4. Lower to starting position, repeat as required.

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