The STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.
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Sports Performance Benefits
This move strengthens your entire core by placing your body in an unstable plank position. Performing arm flutters further decreases your stability, forcing your core muscles to support your spine to keep you in a balanced position. The stabilizing muscles in your shoulders must also work to maintain control of the TRX, strengthening muscles that help prevent rotator cuff injuries.
- Hold the TRX handles in front of your chest and lean forward so your body is at a 45-degree angle (or better) to the ground.
- Move your right hand straight up six inches while pulling your opposite hand straight down six inches.
- Switch your hand positions.
- Continue alternating for specified reps.
Sets/Reps: 3×8-10 each arm
- Keep your body in a straight line and your core engaged.
- Don’t let your hands flare out to the sides.
- Start with short strokes and progress to longer strokes as you become comfortable with the movement.
- To increase the challenge, lean forward even more.
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