New Trends at the Old Gym – Landmine

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Next up in my series on new trends that you’ll find at your local gym is Landmine!

What Is It?

The landmine is a piece of equipment that allows one end of a barbell to be affixed to the ground with full rotation of the other end. Just like a traditional barbell, the open end can be loaded with plates for added weight resistance.

How Do You Use?

Single-Leg Deadlift

Start with feet together, holding head of barbell in right hand. Hinge forward at hips, lifting right foot off the floor and extending it behind you as barbell lowers toward the ground. Lower torso until parallel with the ground or until you feel a stretch in left hamstring. Squeeze through glute to return to starting position for 1 rep. Repeat on opposite side.

Half-Kneeling Shoulder Press

Kneel with right foot on floor, knee bent at 90 degrees, holding head of barbell in right hand with torso upright. Press barbell straight up. Hold for 2 seconds, return to starting position for 1 rep. Repeat on opposite side.

Chess Press

Lie on ground with feet flat, head of barbell in right hand with elbow next to ribcage. Press barbell upward above head. Slowly lower back to starting position. Repeat on opposite side.

Landmine Row

Start in quarter lunge position with back flat, holding head of barbell in right hand. Row barbell up toward ribcage, keeping movement close to body. Lower back to starting position for 1 rep. Repeat on opposite side.

Get Your Own

To include your own landmine in your home gym, you’ll want to make sure you have a space large enough for the length of the barbell plus room to work.

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