- Grasp cable stirrup from chest height pulley. Turn body away
from pulley. Position elbow of loaded arm out to side, lower
chest height. Position loaded hand back approximately shoulder
height and elbow width. Step far forward with foot of opposite
side of loaded arm. Bend knees and position heel off rear foot
- Push stirrups away from body, horizontally until arm is straight
and inline with cable. Return stirrup to original position until
slight stretch is felt in chest or shoulder. Repeat. Continue
with opposite arm.
- Stirrup should follow slight arch pattern, in front of upper
arm between elbow and chest in stretched position, travelling
inward in front shoulder at contracted position.
- In standing position, both spinal rotation and hip rotation
contribute to body's rotation. Because rear leg is only supported
by forefoot, hip of forward leg is utilized (hip internal
rotation / transverse
adduction) much greater than hip of rear leg since forward
leg offers more secure base of support.
- The effective range of motion of Pectoralis Major is only
about half of what it is in bilateral non-twisting movement.