This week's movement of the week is a Barbell Lateral Step
The goal this week is to continue to learn about those obliques!! Rotating the torso properly should keep tension on the obliques, the muscles just under the ribcage on each side of the body.
You will utilize the Stick Lateral Step technique that you are performing in the Pre-Training Activation Series when performing the barbell version.
Our hope is that you will learn to utilize your obliques to stop your momentum from the barbell and start it back moving in the opposite direction. Typically, the arms become much too involved, leading to overuse injuries and the core strength (obliques in this case) does not build!
So, at the beginning of the week, aim to control your movement by pausing on each side. By the end of the week, you will want to move continuously, with purpose, and anticipation. This does not mean you need to move quickly, it means to move fluidly without pausing. This will help you find the obliques we continue to talk about in your training sessions.
This is a great FULL BODY STRENGTHENING movement when done right can teach you so many things about moving properly!
Here's your checklist:
1. MOVE WITH YOUR BEST POSSIBLE POSTURE - if you do this, your movement will become much easier to perform properly and you will get the benefits of full-body strength!