In our training philosophy at MVP Performance Training, the muscles of the core function to prevent flexion, extension and rotation. We also look at training the moment and not the muscle itself. As I just mentioned, one of the functions of the core musculature is to prevent rotation. One of our most commonly used exercises for Anti-Rotation is the Diagonal Reach. The main goal of this exercise is to resist rotation. As the arm is raised, keep the core tight and resist any movement in the hips and shoulders.
We start out by having the individual align in a normal plank position with the elbows directly under the shoulders. Feet are spread a little wider than the shoulders to create a stable base. The body should be in a straight line from head to heel. The exercise is performed by raising one arm at a time in a diagonal pattern in relation to the opposite leg. Hold the arm in extension for a second or two, then switch sides. We normally program 1-3 sets of 10 repetitions. Remember, The main goal of this exercise is to resist rotation. As the arm is
raised, keep the core tight and do not let any movement happen in the hips and
If for some reason you cannot perform the exercise as shown, place the knees on the ground and perform the exercise in the same manner.
We implement all of our core exercises within all of our workouts. If you would like to see first hand what our programing looks like,give us a call at MVP Performance Training, 971-241-7182 or sign up for a FREE Consultation Here.