This weeks move of the week is all about slinging that sledgehammer around. You will feel like a professional lumberjack ready to chop all the wood by the end of this week. There are many variations of this movement you will be practicing to help you prepare for getting into an alternating split stance slam to finish off the week.
Some of our key steps we will be looking for in this move will closely relate to our pre-training techniques. The more you practice these moves the easier it will be to move that sledgehammer through space. The first one being foot work and being able to move fluidly in and out of your split stance with a strong connection to the floor and up through your legs. Knowing where to rotate and why will help us connect to our core. Maintaining your best posture to stay braced and balanced as the weight swings up and around you.
This will be a great challenge to test your stability through your posture and yield big power coming down into the slam. A strong powerful movement that should feel fluid and effortless on the shoulders and arms as the whole body works with you to move the weight around. There will be challenges to timing and where to find control in the movement, but taking our time to learn and connect to our body will make all the difference.
Have fun swinging that weight around and feel powerful with what your body is capable of!
Here's your checklist:
1. Strong split stance connecting to the floor by feeling the pull through your feet
2. Best posture to connect to your core, finding balance and stability
3. Thoracic rotation will be key to good mobility
4. Movement should feel fluid, listen to your body for sticky spots
5. Become your best lumberjack self! Have fun!
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.