My Top 5 Landmine Exercises

The Landmine is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment out there. It’s capable of endless amounts of different exercises. You can do upper body, lower body, core, power exercises, mobility, etc.

This list is composed of 5 of my favorite exercises to do with the landmine attachment:

  1. Half Kneeling Landmine Press

This is one of the most common upper body exercises that I use with my athletes because of the great position it puts the shoulder in and allows the scapula to move freely. It’s not a vertical or horizontal press, it’s a “hybrid.”

2. Rotational Landmine Press

Phenomenal exercise for rotational athletes. I enjoy using this one with lighter loads to focus on moving explosively, to develop power. However, you can also go heavier and focus on developing strength as well.

3. Landmine Thruster

Another great exercise that you can use for either power development or strength. It’s a full body exercise and one of the few landmine variations that allows you to get into full triple extension.

4. Split Stance Landmine Row

I’m a huge fan of athletes doing strength training in a “Split Stance” position because of the amount of pressure it puts on the core to stabilize your body with external loads. So, the split stance landmine row is my favorite “Pull” exercise for the upper body and allows us to target the rhomboids and rear delts more.

5. Landmine Single Leg RDL

We all know how important single leg training is, so this one is a personal favorite of mine for hamstring development and stability. If this one is too advanced or your balance just sucks, you can stand in a “staggered” position with the back foot touching the ground lightly.

Published by Jonathan Valentini,

B.A. Exercise Science, Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, Former NCAA athlete, CSCS, CSAC, CPR/AED

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