Towel Pull

Tandem Leaning: Tandem Stretching & Strengthening

  • Read the introduction.
  • Lay on the ground head to head with your tandem partner.
  • Grab the end of a towel with both hands as they grab the other end.
  • Use the towel to lean away from them as they do the same.
  • Pull the towel toward your body as they continue to lean away from you.
  • Keep leaning away from them as they pull your arms away from your body.
Tandem Partner Stretching Tandem Partner Stretching
Tandem Partner Stretching Tandem Partner Stretching

Reciprocal Lean: Isometric, Concentric, and Eccentric Contractions

Isometric Your arms are isometrically contracting as you and your partner use the towel to lean away from each other.
Concentric Your arms are strengthening as you use the towel to pull their arms toward your body.
Eccentric Your arms are resistance stretching as they get pulled away from your body.
Reciprocal The same holds true for your tandem partner.
 

Physical
Benefit of
Stretching:


Flexibility determines how well you move and improves your posture.