Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pro Triathlete Pointer #2

Another tip from Jenni, sans photo.  I'm going to call it the Plank 'N Pike.  This is a good warm up for a swim.

1.  Assume the position of either downward dog/pike, or another way to say it, reach down for your toes and then place your hands flat on the ground.

2.  Step the hands away from your body until you are flat,  as if you were doing a push up.  Now with your toes, take tiny steps forward until you are back in that pike/downward dog position.

3.  Repeat this up and down movement  5 times or so.

This exercise activates wrists, core, back, glutes, hamstrings and ankles among other muscles.  It especially loosens wrists and ankles making it a beneficial movement for your pre-exercise routine.

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