This week's movement of the week is a Walking KB Deadlift.
It is another seemingly basic movement but brings some similar challenges to the table as last week. You will be balancing out how to use your abdominals in combination with mid-back tension to perform this deadlift.
The goal towards the end of the week will be deadlifting some heavy kettlebells. So, let's dig into this deceiving exercise, set a standard for ourselves early in the week!!
The walking KB Deadlift is going to challenge your ability to maintain impeccable posture while you move. You will be learning how to connect your footwork to your leg muscles through your abdominals & into your mid-back.
Pulling the floor with the front foot, bracing, and keeping yourself from rounding the spine with proper mid-back engagement will be your keys to success. You will also notice the coaches talking a lot about the timing of the step.
You will complete the full deadlift prior to stepping forward. This is a key technique to a lot of our advanced movements and we are taking this week to really fine-tune the feeling of 'waiting to step'.
Be strong. Take your time. Lift Heavy!!
Here's your checklist:
1. Strong Unilateral Stance, Pulling with the Front Foot
2. Hinging with Subtle Rotation of Front Foot
3. Maintain Strong Abdominals & Mid-Back
4. Stand Tall Prior to Stepping
5. Control Your Body As You Move
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