|Filly Freak: Signature Moves for Serious Gains
Functional Bodybuilding is all about the sweet spot where the best of bodybuilding meets purposeful movement – and you can’t mention bodybuilding without the great Arnold Schwarzenegger coming to mind. He made a lasting impression on me with his dedication, year after year consistency, and his unrivaled competitors attitude. He popularized the Arnold Press, a superb dumbbell lift that works a large range of motion, promotes strength, and helps maintain mobility.
When my coach started prescribing me a Single Arm Arnold Press with a KB Front Rack Hold in the non working arm, I fell in love. That became my favorite lift, so I named it the Filly Press.
Since then we have expanded the Filly library to include other exercises that have a Static KB Rack hold. This week we are including the Filly Lunge in our Functional Pump Complex. Additionally, in other emails and programs we have released the Filly Carry.
Because of the KB Rack Isometric that is held throughout all the exercises, the shoulder blades and rotator cuff get a great dose of muscle endurance training. These exercises have build a tremendous amount of shoulder stability for me and clients over the past couple years. Get those upper back muscles to look ripped and jacked with a few Filly Lifts in your arsenal.
We were excited to see a Filly Lunge appear at the 2018 Reginoals competitions in Event 5 – this type of move is a useful training tool for a variety of athletes and is also a fantastic challenge for the elite. Give it a shot!