Exercise of the Week
Hi! My name is Munashe Masawi and I’m a recent graduate from Queen’s University in Kinesiology. I have recently started playing golf and believe I can bring forth some of my knowledge in human kinetics and exercise physiology to wisdom in golf.
This blog is about the daily steps on the road to health and fitness for all of us, whether it began years ago in youth sports or just in the last five minutes. It’s about going to the gym, or going outside, and getting a good workout. It’s about finding ways to shop, cook and dine in a way that supports a healthier lifestyle. My goal with Wisdom in Golf is to provide research based advice in fitness, mobility and nutritional information that promotes a positive lifestyle for all. I’m excited to begin this journey with you and can’t wait to share my knowledge with you.
Movement of the week:
In my first post, I would like to start with the ‘reverse lunge-twist’.
Hold a dumbbell, medicine ball or plate out in front of you to chest level. Then take a big step back with your left foot while simultaneously twisting your upper torso to the right side. Your right leg should be 90 degrees parallel to the ground at the end of the movement. Return to center and push through your right heel to stand back up. Repeat the move on the other side.
Purpose of the movement:
The lunge is a great lower body exercise, it strengthens the glutes and legs and it improves the flexibility of the hips. Adding the twist to this movement forces you to engage your core and work on your abs and obliques at the same time.
See you all next week for our next movement!