Double Cross Towel Pull

Tandem Leaning: Tandem Stretching & Strengthening

  • Read the introduction.
  • Sit back to back with your tandem partner. You can sit in a wide leg pose or with your legs crossed.
  • Grab the end of one towel with one hand and another towel with your other hand as they do the same.
  • Use your arms to pull forward on the towels and lean away from them as they lean away from you.
  • Use one of your arms to pull their arms back as they continue to lean away from you.
  • Use your other arm to lean away from them as they pull your arm back.
  • Keep leaning forward with your arms as you both give and take with each other's arms.
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 your arms to lean away from each other.
Concentric Your arms are strengthening as you pull their arms toward you.
Eccentric Your arms are resistance stretching as they pull your arms away from you.
Reciprocal The same holds true for your tandem partner.

Benefit of

Flexibility shows you how to relax naturally and to use tension appropriately.