This week's Movement of the Week is all about those obliques!!! Wait, wait....looks like a bicep curl to me!!
You are correct, although we are doing a bicep curl in this movement, you are initiating the bicep curl using the muscles that move the torso!! Mostly, those obliques will be rotating your torso into the arm curling the dumbbell (give you a chance to check out your guns too!).
Let's work hard this week getting our obliques activated, creating proper rotation, which creates a more functional body! Cheers to that.
Lateral Step Bicep Curl - Movement of the Week Explainer by Paige Wilcox
So your number 1 goal for the week is to properly lengthen and contract your obliques. When done correctly, you will keep yourself from over-rotating. This is so much more important than we think.
The sequence for this movement is to:
First - Slowly move the ribcage and arms simultaneously
Second - Step Laterally
Third - Finish the Rotation & Curl
Here's your checklist:
1. Best Posture Possible (BPP - I like that)
2. Unilateral Stance - curling arm same side as the front leg
3. RIbcage sightly rotated toward the curling arm/front leg
4. Initiate obliques simultaneously with the arm curls
5. Finish in BPP (Best Posture Possible)
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