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The MOST Important Muscle!

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Jessica Bento-Physical Therapist

It is probably the MOST important question to ask yourself…”what should I be focusing upon?” 

This seemingly simple question is vital to your fitness success because it gives your training direction. That is why so many people can have hard workouts, but little actual results. 

Our goal with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is to teach you how the body naturally works so that you can have so much more effective AND efficient workouts. One such example is how we tackle the MAX Lunge.

The DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is not just one of the coolest exercises we do, but the most meaningful too. Why? Let’s look at the “short” list of reasons why the MAX Lunge is so important to functional fitness….

-Feedback upon proper hip mobility.

-Trains lower leg, hip, and core stability.

-Is one of the few truly 3-D exercises.

-Uses the diagonal patterning that is so crucial in nervous and muscular system enhancement.

-Builds the connection of the lower body, core, and upper body.

-Huge glute, hamstring, and oblique activation. 

AH-HA! It is that last point I REALLY want to address. You see most people still talk about the body in only terms of a few muscles at a time, rather than how these muscles work together to produce real world movement. 

If you understand that the obliques are closely tied into the quality of all our real world movements you would get that training them is SO important in improving our natural strength. 

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The diagram above shows how the body works in chains and not individual components. In fact, you will see how important the obliques are to basically all movement. So much so, as much as glutes are the “cool” muscle group to train, I really believe the future will be “got obliques?!”

The MAX lunge does a masterful job of improving this quality, but many struggle to use it because it is a rather advanced DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise. That is why DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training isn’t about any specific exercise, but how to build a system of movement. 

In order to demonstrate that point, take today’s DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise, MAX Lunge Press Outs. Since most people do have a hard time “turning on” their obliques, this is a fantastic drill to really wake-up those muscles and to teach people how to use their core when they move! 

Where the MAX Lunge may only be accessible to some of you, the MAX Lunge Press Out should be something almost anyone can use! That doesn’t make it less cool, I think that makes it WAY cooler! Check it out and if you want to really experience the power of the DVRT system check out some of our upcoming DVRT educational programs HERE