Exercise For Confidence: Curtsy Lunge + SLDL

Exercise For Confidence: Curtsy Lunge + SLDL

Summer is coming.

Doesn’t this phrase ooze Game of Thrones? 

Alas, there will be no sword fights, beheadings, or white walkers this season. At least, I hope not.

In my magical world, summer means a couple of things:

1) Bulking.
2) Off-season training for our athletes at JDyer Strength and Conditioning.
3) Losing sanity.
4) Getting athletes stronger and better for Fall.
5) Making sure no athletes die.

So that’s that. Summer is awesome. The madness begins this Monday, and as much chaos as it is in our facility, it’s an adrenaline rush of passion for what we do to help our athletes.

Here is this week’s Exercise for Confidence:

I’m going to get “physical therapy” on you.

This is an excellent movement for training the posterior oblique thing, which is comprised of the gluteus maximus, biceps femoris and opposite latissimus dorsi.

I expect you to remember this graphic while performing the exercise.

Other benefits include:

  • Great to train with rotation so that less compressive forces are placed on the SI joint.
  • If you’re looking to burn the posterior chain, especially in your’e on a time crunch.
  • I guess you can consider this “functional” because the opposite gluteus maximus has to maintain tension, while the lat fires.
  • Want a butt that can knock down the Great Wall of Chine? Yeah. This is good for that.
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