Rotational lunge same side leg reach (lateral)
- Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the belly.
- Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.
How to Do:
- This exercise involves a rotational lunge with a two arm side reach.
- Perform a rotational lunge (for description - see 'lunge - transverse' in the exercise library).
- In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and reach to the same side as the lunge leg (at chest height) as far as you can, maintaining balance - as shown.
- Ensure that you are reaching to the side relative to where you end up in the lunge, not where you started from - as shown.
- Push back to your starting position.
- Pay close attention to the video to observe the dynamics of this motion.
- The goal is to reach as far as you can within your abilities.
- Only allow range of motion that can be balanced / controlled - if you lose balance, decrease your range of motion until you reach your threshold of success.
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