Split Stance Lunge Turns – Dowel

  • HOW: Start in a standing position while holding a stick or club on the front of your shoulders supported by both hands. Keep your back flat as you step forwards with one leg slightly bending the knee while keeping the other leg straight back for balance support. Keep most of your weight on the front leg and lean forward a bit to point your chest towards the ground. From here, keep your lower body still and strong as you rotate your chest to one direction as far as you can, then to rotate to the other side. Step forwards with the opposite leg and repeat. 
  • FEEL: You should feel your leg muscles working to maintain the split stance position. You should also feel a stretch in your mid back muscles as you rotate to both sides. 
  • COMPENSATION: Keep your head facing forwards while you rotate your chest. Stay strong in your lower body as you rotate only your upper body.

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