These days, people are anti-everything. Why are we so anti-rotation and anti-extension?
THE MOVE: Pallof Press
MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs and obliques.
WHY DO IT: The Pallof Press is an essential core exercise that teaches you how to resist rotation and extension. Both of these motions can negatively affect the low back, especially if your core is weak and unable to stabilize your spine. In this video Jeff Halevy and Coach Dan Cerone show you how to execute this move properly and explain some technical elements that you should keep in mind when doing this move.
HOW TO DO IT: The Pallof Press is best utilized at the end of a workout or as an assistance exercise to a bigger movement. The name of the game here is stability, so you don’t need to use a ton of weight here. Focus on keeping the core steady throughout the movement. We’d recommend using this move for 3 sets of 6-12 reps per side. Give this a shot and let us know what you think on Twitter or Instagram @halevylife !