Exercise of the Week: Reverse Lawnmowers

Learn how to perform Reverse Lawnmowers, an exercise that Adrian Gonzalez performs to increase his upper-body and core strength.

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.

The Exercise

Reverse Lawnmowers

Who Does It

Adrian Gonzalez, MLB All-Star first baseman

Sports Performance Benefits

The pushing motion strengthens your chest, shoulders and triceps, while your core and hips must engage to maintain a straight back and keep you balanced.

How To

  • Assume a push-up position with your feet on a 45-pound plate.
  • Drive your right arm forward to push your body backward. Repeat with your left arm.
  • Continue pushing with your arms in an alternating fashion for the specified duration.

Sets/Reps: 3x10 yards.

Coaching Points

  • Keep your abs tight and your body flat.
  • Push with your arms as far as possible.
  • Use two plates to increase the challenge.

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