Workouts for Women

X-Body Pull-Across

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Setup: You will need a partner for this exercise. Stand straight and face your partner.

Action: Grab onto each end of a 15-pound FitFighter and drop into an isometric squat. You can do so by planting both feet on the ground and squatting down until your thighs are parallel to the surface. Afterward, both you and your partner will pull and stretch the FitFighter one after the other. This is an anti-rotational exercise, so don’t rotate your hips or torso. That said, you can throw in some rotational movements by extending your arm out as you pull on the FitFighter to increase the difficulty of the exercise. Repeat for 10 to 20 reps each side. You can substitute a cable or bands attached to the FitFighter hose if you don’t have a partner.