Inchworms

by Anthony Carey, MA

Description

The inchworm is an exercise that really loads up the entire anterior chain of the body as we move through it, while also providing some flexibility to the posterior chain. Begin by slightly flexing your knees and putting your hands on the floor. Walk your hands out as far as you can possibly go and still control your lumbar stability. Then tippy toe back up, bringing your feet toward your hands, keeping the knees extended the entire time. Again, walk out as far as you can, loading up the shoulder girdle at this point. And then as the toes come up, the knees stay extended to make sure that the posterior chain is being lengthened all the way up.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.