Welcome back to Stowe Training Systems and Mobility Monday.
I hope you have been enjoying the content so far. Today I wanted to introduce you to an exercise that produces a whole lot of bang for your buck.
This Exercise Will Allow us to Simultaneously Work On:
*Anti-Rotation – especially useful if you have wonky knees or hips
*Anti-Extension – Great for lower back pain relief.
*Shoulder Stability – So that you shoulders don’t hurt when you try to do upper body exercises in the gym.
I introduce to you:
The Band Alphabet
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To do this exercise choose a band that will allow you to feel your muscles working.
The object of this exercise is to have a good mind to muscle connection. If the band is too big then you will instead be fighting the band and not feeling the correct muscles working.
How to Perform the Band Alphabet:
1) Set feet about hip width apart. Wider is easier while a narrower stance is more challenging
2) Lock the rib cage down and engage the glutes. You want to maintain a neutral neck and back position.
3) Retract the shoulder blades and keep them engaged for the entirety of the exercise.
4) Ensure that when your arms are extended that there is a 90 degree angle between your hand and the band.
5) Now simply write the alphabet!
The major mistakes in this exercise are not maintaining a neutral neck and back position, choosing too thick of a band, or setting up too far forward or too far back.
Hope you enjoy this exercise and the killer results it brings.