Rotational lunges with bands and arm drive

STRENGTH

Preparation:

  1. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.
  2. Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the belly.

 

How to Do:

  1. This movement involves a rotational lunge in combination with a two arm rotational movement.
  2. Start with a tall body line, grabbing the handle of the bungee at chest height and arms straight as shown.
  3. The bungee is positioned off to one side. Note: you will be lunging away from the bungee.
  4. Perform a rotational lunge (for description see “lunge-transverse” in the exercise library.
  5. At the end range of motion of the rotational lunge, perform a two arm rotation through the trunk and shoulders towards the lunge leg as shown.
  6. Push back with the lunge leg to starting position and return arms to center.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps.
  8. Ensure that you maintain a tall body line and that the shoulders do not round as these may be indications that the exercise is too advanced and needs to be regressed.

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