Rehashing the Dynamic Warm up Part 7: Inchworm
The objective of the inchworm is to build stability in your shoulders and core as you lengthen your hamstrings, calves, hip flexors, and low back muscles. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings, low back, glutes, abdomen, and hips.
- Start with your legs together, bend over and touch your hands to the floor.
- Keeping your legs stationary and straight, walk your hands forward until you come to a high plank or push up position.
- Squeeze your glutes and allow your hips to drop towards the ground keeping your elbows straight. You can do this either with straight legs or bent legs.
- Bring your hips back up to high plank position and while keeping your legs straight, walk your feet back up to your hands.
- Keep your legs straight during the walk out and walk up phase.
- Use short ankle steps to walk back up to your hands.
- Make sure your glutes are engaged as you drop your hips to the floor
- Keep your stomach muscles engaged as your are walking out with your hands. No sagging belly!
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