Fitness How-To’s: The Diagonal Lift

Fitness How-To’s: The Diagonal Lift


[Intro Music]>>DREW WALSH: Similar to the chop, the diagonal
lift trains the core to resist rotational forces, while also incorporating lower-half
stabilization and strength. This is very important to all athletic movements. Let’s take a further look into how we properly
execute the diagonal lift. We’re going to have the athlete parallel
to the band in a half-kneel set up. Keep your inside knee down and your outside
knee up. Your front foot, back hip and back foot should
be in one narrow line. We’re then going to have the athlete pull
the load to the chest, followed by a diagonal press away. The athlete will keep the eyes on the hands
throughout the entire movement, while rotating through the upper back. Due to its narrow-base set up, the diagonal
lift challenges the athlete’s overall stability, while also optimizing the athlete’s ability
to produce and absorb forces. [Outro Music]

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