Paddle Monster Paddle Strength Exercise of the week: Cable Plank Straight Arm Pull Down


by Chris Chapman

EXERCISE:

Cable Plank Straight Arm Pull Down

SECTION:

Strength and Power

PURPOSE:

Core strength/stability; Pulling strength

TRANSFER:

This exercise forces you to stabilize your core while working on a unilateral straight arm pulling motion. The arm motion is similar to a single stroke. The more you can stabilize your body on the board through the core the more force you can exhibit in pulling the paddle/

KEY FEATURES/CUES:

  • Start in the top of a push up position
  • Squeeze thighs and butt (quads and glutes)
  • Try to maintain the position as best as possible, only the arm should move
  • Full range of motion with hand starting overhead to beside your hip

 

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