Looking for that exercise that helps stretch while working the core, arms, chest and back? Think about incorporating the hand walkout into your warm-up or after some leg exercises! As a warm-up this exercise fires up the core, shoulder complex and chest, but wait it gets better! It also stretches the calves, hamstrings, glutes and low back!
Start with feet slightly apart, Place both hands directly on the floor in front of your toes. You should feel a great stretch in your hamstrings, glutes and calves. Hold for a few seconds.
Begin walking your hands out, one after another until you reach a plank and a straight line has been established from the base of your neck the heels of your feet. Pause while your feel that core engage.
Begin to walk your hands back to the starting position while allowing the hips to rise in the air. Continue to repeat for about 1-2 min.
Break your routine up by doing this dynamic move in the middle of a leg workout.
The first few times you do this exercise, perform it next to a mirror and pay attention to your form and make sure your plank is straight, if it’s not work on getting the perfect line by engaging the core.
Mix it up a bit by spending more time in the stretch or more time in the plank position.