How to Do Rotational Lunge With Twisting Reach
The rotational lunge with twisting reach 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 the rotational lunge with a twisting reach.
Beginning Rotational Lunge With Twisting Reach
1. Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the belly.
2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the nervous system.
Rotational Lunge With Twisting Reach Movement
1. This exercise involves a rotational lunge with a two arm rotational reach.
2. Perform a rotational lunge; for description see lunge transverse in the exercise library.
3. In the deepest part of the lunge, overlap your hands and rotate arms around to the same side as the lunge leg (at chest height) as far as you can, maintaining balance as shown.
4. Push back to your starting position.
5. Pay close attention to the video to observe the dynamics of this motion.
6. The goal is to reach as far as you can within your abilities.
7. Only allow a range of motion that can be balanced/controlled. If you lose balance, decrease until you reach your threshold of success.
Rotational Lunge With Twisting Reach Benefits
The lunge is a wonderful lower-body workout that strengthens the glutes and legs while also increasing hip flexibility. Adding a twist to this movement requires you to engage your core while also targeting your abs and obliques.