This week's movement of the week is a Stepping Pendulum w/ Pause & Rotate. This is a variation of a movement we have done quite a bit over the last few months! This version is going to help break down the movement just enough to feel a little more strength training!!
Allow the Dumbbell to guide your movement. When the dumbbell comes down and behind you, you want to do a bit of a squat motion & when it comes forward, wait until it PULLS you out of the squat. The momentum of the dumbbell pendulum will ensure your shoulder is not doing the majority of the work, your legs and core strength will allow you to do this properly!
Some keys to success are:
1) Be patient with learning
2) Take the time to pause as the trainers will coach you
3) Let the motion of the dumbbell guide your movement, try not to guide the dumbbell
4) Strong footwork connected to abdominal tension and your best posture will make this movement feel VERY GOOD!
5) Learn to use your Obliques (which will be the strength portion at the top of this movement)!