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Strength Exercise of the Week: Pallof Press

Written on November 24, 2009 at 10:19 am, by Eric Cressey

(even though our camera/editing guy spelled it incorrectly)

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3 Responses to “Strength Exercise of the Week: Pallof Press”

  1. Miah Says:

    Ive been doing something similar to this, I walk away from the column with arms already extended then walk slowly back.

    I seems to work thighs & glutes in a lateral way too. A bit like x-band walks.

    This pallof press seems like it would allow bigger weights & more core challenge though, so Ill try it next time.

  2. Sam Says:

    Miah – just be carefull with getting overly aggresive when loading this exercise. If you catch yourself widening your base of support (feet) then you might be putting too much load on.

    This previous summer when i worked with John Pallof at a training facility here around Boston, he specifically instructed everyone to have their feet no wider than shoulder width.

    The focus needs to remain on the core as much as possible and not as much on the legs or hips even though they help stabilize.

  3. Scottlaw Says:

    if the object is to load the core in anti rotation, why use a narrow base of support? i would rather go wide so that its my obliques failing rather than the inability of my legs to stabilize at the hip

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