The Bilateral Lunge with Bar Rotations is a strength for performance exercise for advanced athletes to improve energy transfer, body control, stability and coordination for more powerful shots.

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During the Bilateral Lunge with Bar Rotations the focus is on improving energy transfer to apply force because it emulates the action of a tennis player when hitting the ball; the athlete has to transfer energy through the various body segments before applying force onto the ball.

Emphasis is on the synchronized activation of the leg, core and shoulder musculature to apply force.

Bilateral Lunge with Bar Rotations Description

Bilateral Lunge with Bar Rotations Description

Bilateral Lunge with Bar Rotations Description

Athlete holds a weighted bar (2-10 lb) and needs to:

  1. Hold weighted bar in both hands about shoulder-width apart
  2. Step sideways with the left foot and bend the left knee until left knee is at 90˚ and right leg is straight; knee must not move beyond toes
  3. Rotate trunk to the left, then to the right
  4. Push-off with the left foot, side-step, and lunge to the right side until right knee is at 90˚ and left leg is straight; knee must not move beyond toes
  5. Rotate trunk to the left, then to the right
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