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Using the “Landmine” to Build a Leaner, Stronger, and Sexier Body

By January 21, 2019 February 9th, 2019 No Comments

There are countless gym equipment out there; for commercial gyms or home use. One of the most
versatile, in my opinion, is the landmine. You may have seen the attachment lying around (see exhibit
A). As you can see, a full-sized barbell goes into the attachment so you can perform exercises with the
attachment acting as the fulcrum. Below are three landmine exercises that are crucial to add to your
repertoire.

Exhibit A

Squat and press

Begin holding the landmine either with one or two hands. Squat down with your back straight and
lowering the barbell with control. Squat back up explosively, driving your heels into the ground. At the
top of the squat, press the bar with your arms in front of you. This exercise will develop the legs, glutes,
shoulders and core area.

Landmine rainbows

Begin by grasping the barbell at the end extending your arms. Turn the torso onto one side while
lowering the bar with control. Using your body and legs twist explosively until the bar reaches the top
position. Repeat the same technique with the other side. This movement works the legs, obliques,
shoulders and core area.

T bar rows
Begin by grasping the V-bar attachment underneath the weights. Raise the bar with your legs until your
torso is approximately 45 degrees from the floor while keep your shoulder blades peeled back. Pull the
weights towards the body while keeping the body still. This exercise works rhomboids, shoulders and
core area.

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By Marco Ng, Personal Trainer
Crux Fitness, 3 locations: Richmond, Cloverdale, Walnut Grove

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