Sunday, July 11, 2010

Press up with a 2 sec. contralateral raise and hold

Here's a new move for you. Again exploring ways to graft new stabilization movements onto existing exercises for more challenge. One that I've come up with is by combining a press up with a contralateral raise and hold for two seconds.

Contralateral means simply opposite sides. So if we are going from our left shoulder to our right hip we are moving contralateraly. If we are doing crunches and we brinng that right elbow to our left knee... we are doing a contralateral movement. Contralateral is about opposites. One side of the body working towards the other side of the body.

This new drill requires you to use good balance and begin to test your proprioception. It's a great way to further develop your core strength and stability. They do look deceptively easy and the really work your sense of balance. Give them a go and let me know how you go!

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