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Split Squat with Crossover Dumbbell Reach

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The split squat with the crossover dumbbell reach is a great exercise using the dumbbell to facilitate the posterior oblique system. In this case, Anna's right glute and left lat. She's going to do a split squat or static lunge where she reaches across her body with the dumbbell and then immediately comes back up, extending through the knee and hip as she brings the dumbbell back up. If we wanted to progress this exercise for Anna we'd have her start with both feet together and incorporate an active lunge where she's going to step out and then step back each time. If we wanted to regress this exercise for Anna, we would get rid of the resistance but still have her do the crossover maneuver with the arm and potentially add some external stability like a chair or a wall to help her out.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.