-Everybody Do The Inchworm!-
If you’ve trained with me, chances are you’ve done Inchworms. I don’t have everyone do ’em, but those who are “lucky” enough have a love/hate relationship with ’em! The Inchworm is a great drill to improve flexibility in the hams, calves, and low back. It’s also great for core and shoulder stabilization. I like to throw in an “up dog” prior to walking the feet. This stretches out the anterior delts, rectus ab, and anterior hip!
- Start in pushup position, then drop hips and look up into upward dog.
- Raise hips to ceiling without rounding your low back. Imagine something pulling you up by the hips!
- Once in down dog position, walk your feet towards your hands by moving ONLY at hips and ankles!
- Pause at the top position, keeping legs straight. Push your heels into the ground, then walk your hands forward.
- Repeat for 2-4 more reps.