This week's movement of the week is a DB Side Swing to Rotating Band Press.
We will utilize the techniques we practiced last week to allow our core strength to power us through this movement.
Although there is a row and a press in this movement, most of your attention is going to be placed on utilizing your abdominals and obliques to control both the dumbbell and the bungee band.
It is crucial to keep your 'standing posture' tension throughout the movement. Once you've locked in your best posture, allow the dumbbell to float through the air. as the dumbbell moves toward the anchor, utilize the obliques to start to bring the dumbbell away from the anchor. Now it's crunch time....have the patience to allow the dumbbell to 'float' forward until it is at shoulder height........It's now GO TIME!! As you row the dumbbell, bending the elbow to 90 degrees, you will rotate the feet, hips, and torso allowing you to easily press the bungee band forward!
Phew....that's a lot of things going on at once!! But that is how the human body operates and with a little practice of these techniques, you will continue to understand how to be strong, powerful, and coordinated!
Good luck, have fun!! Remember, if it was easy, it wouldn't be worth doing! Be okay with not being great at something, the reward when you do become great is MASSIVE!
Here's your checklist:
1. Strong, stable standing posture maintained throughout the movement
2. Allow the dumbbell to float versus trying to 'muscle' it
3. Be patient, allowing the dumbbell to get to shoulder height on either side
4. Begin to row the dumbbell, rotate the feet, hips, and torso prior to pressing the band
5. Have fun in the process of teaching yourself something new!
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