The Lateral-Lunge Crossover

Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate the "lateral-lunge crossover." This exercise not only preps the muscles that run laterally along the body, it also covers some of the muscles that work together forming diagonal "slinging" patterns such as the adductors working with obliques on the opposite side.

Released on 6/17/2015

Credits

Starring: Ben Shear

Transcript

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This is a great warm-up stretch or exercise
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that can be used either pre-round or pre-workout
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to help work on the lateral part of our body
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and along the abductors, or the inner part of our thighs.
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So I've got Ryan here with me.
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He's gonna first start by doing
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a little bit of a lateral lunge
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because it's the lateral-lunge crossover.
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He's got a lateral lunge here.
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What he wants to do is feel like his shoulders
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stay really square as he's pushing this hand
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towards the wall that he's going to.
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This is giving him a nice stretch
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along the posterior part of his shoulder.
00:29
Keeping his foot here totally flat on the ground.
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He's not rolling in his ankle.
00:33
He's getting a big stretch along the groin
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from there as well.
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And then he's gonna step over,
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try to have his feet about six inches apart,
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and then he's gonna reach back to where he came from.
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So here, if I come on this side,
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you're gonna see here with the golf club,
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he's getting a stretch all along
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the lateral part of his line;
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from the tips of his fingers, right down through here
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along the lateral part of his trunk and hip,
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right down to his foot.
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This is a great way to get some of that slinging action,
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or from the abductor to the opposite shoulder
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as we do this movement,
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as well as getting all of the lateral part of the body.
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