Kettlebells & Coffee | Session 79

Kettlebells & Coffee | Session 79


Hey! Huh? You’re doing it wrong!!! Fist tight pushing the ground drive down to
rise up. Push down, drive the rise up. Use your core man…use your core. Make those fists, come on drive down, back
up, drive down, back up…nice! ATTA BOY! We are going to talk about the most underappreciated
and underutilized exercise / movement. There is in the fitness industry and we’re
talking about lunges today baby lunges. Not lunches, lunges. And why do I say it’s under appreciated and
underutilized? Because a lot of people miss the boat. See, lunging is actually one of our seven
primal movement patterns as human beings. To enjoy our human experience, we’re meant
to lunge and lunging is one of those activities that we do to transition from the floor to
standing. So what we do a Fitness Lying Down as before
we even have people actively lunging, we put them in a different lunge positions. So what do I mean by that? I mean what we’re down and a half kneeling position we’re owning that
because it’s our core our core keeps its strength. People look at lunging is a lower body exercise,
check that. It’s a total body exercise. That’s what it is. So we need to make sure that our core integrates
so we can connect our lower half to our upper half. So when I put somebody in that half kneeling
position, what is that? That’s the bottom of our lunge. So what we’re looking at is their feet right? Sound so funny but feet are so important when
it comes to lunging. I need to be taking both those feet and driving
them into the ground when I do that that ground pushes back at me and that turns on that amplifies
my core lights it up like a Christmas tree in December. So as there are learning different exercises
in that position, whether we’re pushing whether we’re pulling all these other different activities
that we could be looking at. They’re getting stronger at the bottom of
that lunge position where they need to be. And we can also take up and do a split stance
position. So we’ve got that almost like if you were
to step back to get into a lunge that long step back, that’s where we keep you at the
top. Lot of different things going on a lot of
invisible forces try to push you get you off balance. So again, we’re pushing but we’re pulling
doing different activities that way, we’re teaching people that top part of the lunge
and then as we create that strength, then we can put it all together. Now what we love using at Fitness Lying Down
is the Ultimate Sandbag. A lot of people think well if I can’t lounge
with weight, I better just go body weight. You’re doing it wrong! Lunging is not a lower body exercise. It is a total body experience. So what do we have to do? We have to put something on that upper body
so we can create that full body exhilaration. That’s what we’re doing exhilarating. So when I put up that Ultimate Sandbag on
somebody I’m not just trying to be a jerk and give them more weight. It’s not about that. It’s about the feedback because our upper
back those lats we talked about them all the time. That is a very important core muscle. So when I put that bag up into our front loaded
position, and I pull I spread that bag across my chest. What am I doing? I’m getting those lats primed up ready to
go. So that creates that connection on the top
feet plugging in creates the core tension on the bottom, all of a sudden there’s this
title wave there’s this surge of emotions that happens in the center of your body as
now we launched It’s no wonder why people lunge so much better when they have that Ultimate
Sandbag up on top. And now we can manipulate that environment
the more we can take the bag into different positions. We can lunge now not just backwards, we can
lunch forwards remember progression we can lunge side to side, we’re fighting all those
different planes of motion. But again, it’s so important. You have to remember this. You need to earn your next progression. So if you’re struggling at one level of lunging
don’t go to the next level don’t be holding dumbbells down at your side walking forward
and feeling your body just totally fall forward because that again is treating lunges as an
exercise and not a movement pattern and you will not be better because of it. You’re doing it wrong! You’re welcome.

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