April 03, 2020 By BridgeAthletic

Lower Push Variation | BridgeAthletic



This weeks #BridgeFit variation brought to you by BridgeAthletic in collaboration with EXOS is Lower Push. This variation is bodyweight only exercises that you can perform while you train from home. Every Thursday we'll examine variations and modifications of exercises to optimize performance, mitigate injuries, and power the plateaus. 

Variation 1:Lower Squat

Cue 1: Stand, wide stance. Back flat, chest up, arms extended in front of body.

Cue 2: Transition weight to one side. Sink hips, butt back. Knee over ankle. Toes should remain straight ahead

Cue 3: Drive through heel, return to starting position. Repeat movement for opposite leg.

Cue 4: Return to starting position. Repeat, alternating legs for prescribed reps..

Variation 2: Lunge with Rotation

Cue 1: Standing. Toes facing forward, feet hip width. Chest up, back flat.

Cue 2: Step forward. Sink hips, front knee over front ankle. Chest up, back flat.

Cue 3: Lunge position. Rotate torso toward front knee. Front knee over front ankle.

Cue 4: Lunge position. Rotate torso back, facing forward. Chest up, back flat.

Variation 3: Step Up - Alternating 

Cue 1: Standing directly behind a box, bench or steps. Feet hip width, toes facing forward. Chest up, back flat.

Cue 2: Lift foot onto box. Drive through heel to lift opposite leg. Bend knee, thigh parallel to floor. Weight should be over mid foot.

Cue 3: Return elevated leg, then foot to floor. Starting position. Repeat, alternating legs.


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