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Curtsy Lunge Goes 3D with Core-Tex

Take a "known" exercise to the reactive environment of Core-Tex and you get a much more comprehensive experience.  This version of the Curtsy Lunge can be used as a gentle mobility warm-up or ramped to a high-intensity reactive exercise.  With the transverse plane motion of Core-Tex, you get:

1.  Rotational demand on the glute/hip complex

2. The need to accelerate, decelerate and re-accelerate rotation from the hip

3.  Challenge rotational stability at the knee as the foot and lower move faster and arrive earlier and stay later than the hip

4.  Thoracic spine rotational mobility as the upper body is fixed while pelvis rotates below.

5.  Reactive variability at all involved joints as each repetition is different based on the motion of Core-Tex. 

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This article originally appeared on www.strengthresurgence.com

You’re about to get detailed insight into an incredibly unique piece of equipment that is basically a Swiss Army Knife for optimizing numerous aspects of human movement.

It’s known as the Core-Tex Reactive Trainer. I bought it a few months ago and have been putting it through its paces, and…let’s just say it offers some very unique features we need to talk about.

As a physical therapist and strength & conditioning specialist who is obnoxiously passionate about helping patients and athletes overcome injuries and maximize their physical performance, I’m always on the hunt for equipment that can make a difference in their lives.

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