Description: An exercise for moving your legs.
Motions trained:Torso flexion
Main muscles used: Quads, glutes
Other muscles: upper body (chest and abs)
How to do it: Get down on all fours. Extend one leg back and pull
the other to the chest. Alternate pulling one to the chest and extending the
other, almost in a running motion.
How to work up to it: This is an endurance move. If you can
get into the position, try some for a few seconds, then rest, then repeat.
You want to be able to work up to at least 30 seconds.
Ramping it up: Not really much to ramp up here.
Do's and don'ts:Don't short change your stride. A common problem is
that as you tucker, your steps will get smaller and smaller until you are just
barely shuffling in place. Really exaggerate the movement to get the most
benefit from it.
Comments: A really good exercise.