Coach Kristie demonstrates this week’s exercise of the week, Lawnmowers. The exercise is shown using hand weights, it can also be performed using resistance bands as well as a cable machine. Another variation of this workout can be done with one knee on a bench, today’s demonstration is standing.
This exercise uses back and arm muscles to pull the weight up, while the legs work as stabilizers. The back muscles that are activated in this exercise are your latissimus dorsi, the largest back muscle, as well as the rhomboid major and minor, teres major, rear deltoid and trapezius.
Stand with legs apart, the deeper into a lunge position you go will add difficulty to this exercise. Front leg bent, body hinged forward at the waist, opposing arm from front leg holding your weight. Pull the dumbbell up to your shoulder while rotating the upper body. Return to the starting position, that is one repetition.
Work up to 4 sets of 12 reps.