I’ve got a two-fer for you this week. Two exercises, both using the Landmine. One that emphasizes rotation and one that emphasizes anti-rotation. The first is the Landmine Rotational Lift:
This could be classified as a core exercise, an upper body exercise, a total body exercise or as a power exercise. As you can see there is quite a bit of rotation involved here. Perform 5-10 reps per side.
The second exercise I have for you is the Landmine Tight Rotation:
I would classify this as a core exercise. As you can see with this one there is not nearly as much rotation involved here. The arms should be kept as straight as possible and should not travel outside your hips as they move from side to side. Also you want to focus on keeping your hips straight ahead. The only rotation you should be getting is through the thoracic spine. You can perform these for reps, 15-20 reps per side, or for time, 20-30 seconds.
Give both of these a shot and let me know what you think. And if you don’t have a Landmine unit, don’t worry. All you have to do is wedge one end of a barbell into a corner… if your gym owner is kind enough to allow you to do so.