When Westlife sang, “I’m flying without wings.” They were probably talking about taking on our new obstacle Well Swung, brought to you by Fabletics. Okay probably not, but what we’re trying to say is that there isn’t a greater feeling than soaring through the air especially if you manage to hit the bell and crash into the water in epic fashion.
If you’re still waiting to face this new challenge, then fear not we have three simple exercises that are going to help you nail it. Because it ain’t over til the bell rings.
Three Exercises to Help You Conquer Well Swung
1. Jump Squats
To help you get the air time and distance that you’ll need to grab the bar you’re going to want to work your leg muscles. Get your feet just slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and keep your heels on the ground. Then squat down, making sure to get as low as possible and then drive upwards into a jump, being as explosive as possible, and land back down in the squat position.
Next up its your core. To help propel you out across the water and towards the bell, you’re going to need good core strength. Start lying belly-down flat on the ground. Then, you’re going to lift both your arms and legs off the ground at the same time and hold. It isn’t easy, you’re going to shake but that strength down your midline is key to crushing this challenge.
3. Hanging Leg Raise
You knew grip strength was coming. In order to grab onto the bar and stay on the bar as you swing out towards the bell, you’re going to need great grip strength. Head to the pull up bar. Your hands will be slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and gripping over the bar. When you feel comfortable raise your legs or knees up with as much control as possible and then slowly release them back down.
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