In this video, I’ll go through a great corrective exercise that you can quickly do to start off the day. It is called the Reverse Overhead Lunge.
Great Corrective Exercise to Start Your Day
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I had Donnalee demonstrate two different ways to do the exercise.
Start off with the reverse lunge and then add an overhead reach. Relax, and then come back up to the start.
Reverse Overhead Lunge (Level 1)
Why is Reverse Overhead Lunge such a great exercise?
The reverse lunge works on the lower body. Moving from kneeling to a standing position works on the core. Bringing the arms overhead works on the core, the thoracic spine to loosen it up, and works on all the shoulder blade muscles. It is an excellent exercise to open up the body and have all those stabilizing muscles and core muscles working.
Start off by breaking the exercise up into two different movements. Start off with the reverse lunge, taking a step back and coming back. The reverse lunge is less stressful on the knee than a forward lunge. Bring your arms overhead, hold it for a second or two, and then return to the start.
Reverse Overhead Lunge (Level 2)
Progress to having it all in one movement. Step back for the reverse lunge, and as you step back move into the reach position. Hold for a couple of seconds, return back up, and then move to the other side. Go through 5 repetitions on each side for a total of 10 repetitions.
Tomorrow morning when you wake up, go through 10 repetitions of this Reverse Lunge Overhead and see how your body feels.
If you are looking more information when it comes to corrective exercises, take a look of my program called Bodyweight Corrective Exercises. It goes through a variety of assessments and exercises when it relates to corrective exercises.
Rick Kaselj, MS