Half-kneeling lift

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Objective

The half-kneeling lift is a three-dimensional, extension and rotation movement to strengthen the upper back, the shoulders and the arms and to improve core and hip stability. The lift is performed from a low to a high position, over big amplitude.

The half-kneeling lift corrects core-imbalances and addresses the weaker links in the movement pattern.

Starting Position

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Execution

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Coaching Keys

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Variations

  • Stability ball seated lift

    The stability ball seated lift is an intermediate level exercise that targets all the muscles of the upper body. Balancing on the stability ball gets the muscles of the core even firing more.

  • Standing lift

    The standing lift targets the muscles of the core, the upper back, the chest, the posterior shoulder region and the arms. This exercise is suitable for intermediate and advanced fitness levels.