The Paloff Press

The Paloff Press is an anti-rotational core exercise named after my friend and physical therapist John Paloff. The Paloff Press trains the core to perform its true function, which is to resist various motions including extension and rotation. The Paloff Press is a more back-friendly exercise than many other core exercises because it doesn’t bring your back into that awful rounded position that most people sit in all day behind their computer screen (which, by the way, a standard crunch does). Another thing to like about the Paloff Press is the ability to scale the exercise up or down. The exercise can be done in a large variety of stances including a tall kneel, a single knee, a lunge position, standing, or other variations. In this video I show you a few examples of how this exercise can be done.