The Perfect KB Windmill
OK Windmill’s might just be one of my absolute favorite exercises out there! There is so much tucked into this one little exercise that you get a great bang for your buck!
This is definitely one of the more complex movements as we move through a couple different planes, which is why it is so important to get that technique down before you load it up!
So how do you do the perfect windmill?
1| Feet shoulder width apart
2| Turn the foot opposite of the arm reaching up out a little bit (about 45 degrees)
3| Allow your hips to push out to the side with the arm reaching up (shifting your weight more onto that leg)
4| Let the opposite knee bend slightly as you reach down to the bottom of the movement
5| Keep your eyes on that hand reaching up
6| Keep that spine neutral and hinge at your hips
7| Only go down as far as your body allows (go slow & maintain control)
Practice this one with just your body weight until you get the flow of the movement (fun tip - try just to balance a shoe on your hand as you go through the movement). Once it feels good, then try adding in some light weight.
Enjoy the burn!