Yesterday I posted on the importance of training for horizontal strength and power production. Here is the Cable Pull-Through. This exercise pairs nicely with the Band Resisted Broad Jump from yesterday's post. Swipe over to see the Band Resisted Broad Jump video.
This exercise targets your posterior glute muscles and your hamstrings. For some people traditional deadlifts are painful, difficult, or both. This exercise tends to be a more comfortable way to train the posterior chain and hip hinge motion. It will help you to develop strength in your hips and it challenges the core too.
Take a stance outside shoulder-width. Keep your elbows straight and avoid pulling with your arms. Let your hands go behind you as if you're hiking a football. Finish the motion in a statue tall posture with straight knees and a flat back. Control the motion down slowly. Keep the core engaged throughout to maintain a flat back top to bottom.
HOW TO USE:
This exercise pairs nicely with broad jumps or resisted broad jumps (swipe to see video). It's great on lower body day or as part of a total body lift. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-15 repetitions.
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