Exercise of the Week: Reverse Lawnmowers

Learn how to perform Reverse Lawnmowers, an exercise that Adrian Gonzalez performs to increase his upper-body and core strength.

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.

Reverse Lawnmowers

Adrian Gonzalez, MLB All-Star first baseman

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STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.

The Exercise

Reverse Lawnmowers

Who Does It

Adrian Gonzalez, MLB All-Star first baseman

Sports Performance Benefits

The pushing motion strengthens your chest, shoulders and triceps, while your core and hips must engage to maintain a straight back and keep you balanced.

How To

  • Assume a push-up position with your feet on a 45-pound plate.
  • Drive your right arm forward to push your body backward. Repeat with your left arm.
  • Continue pushing with your arms in an alternating fashion for the specified duration.

Sets/Reps: 3x10 yards.

Coaching Points

  • Keep your abs tight and your body flat.
  • Push with your arms as far as possible.
  • Use two plates to increase the challenge.

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