Right Coast Pro's Renegade Training Exclusive Tip: RED 2 "The Introduction"
Without a shadow of a doubt I can say the RED2 series of exercises is the most prolific and beneficial exercise movements I have ever performed.
As a trainer, coach and active athlete, RED2 is an integral part of my daily routine as well as those I mentor. The benefits far outreach the contents of this article but suffice it to say the RED2 system is beneficial to your health whether an athlete or office worker.
What is RED2?
RED2 is a broad based system that starts with some simple lunge patterns. The beauty of the RED2 system lies in its ability to recognize an individual’s developmental flaws and provide an individual a vehicle to help correct these flaws while laying a foundation for future training and our athletic injury prevention model. It does this by specifically addressing foot and ankle strength, and movement patterns.
Another key point is it can be performed in a multitude of environments. No gym required.
In the first, most preliminary stage of RED2 series, we will begin with learning the two ‘basic’ lunge patterns or ‘Rx holds’, which as John Davies notes ‘most are incapable of the first position, known as the Rx 1 hold.’
In the attached photo, the plant leg (L) is driven into the ground, whilst the opposite knee (R) is raised such that the upper thigh is roughly parallel to the ground. In performing this action, the individuals lower lever and torso / hip should not shift, with general ease of holding this position.
“The ‘Rx 1’ hold is performed on a regular basis with holds of upwards of sixty seconds.” - John Davies
With the plant (L) leg taunt, the lower leg is extended, such that the bottom of the (R) heel is level the opposing knee as the athlete ‘reaches’ forward, in what is referred to as ‘Rx 2’.
“As with the Rx1, this movement is performed with longer duration sets and will have a radical impact on hip, hamstring and glute strength. This is a critical point to consider because while athletes will go to exhausting lengths to develop hip and hamstring length, if they cannot lift and extend their leg it is obvious there are flaws in there training.” – John Davies
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