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Knee Hugs

by Keli Roberts

Description

This movement sequence gets the hips and legs warm and helps you prepare for a lower body workout. Start by doing some knee hugs. Keep the chest lifted and pull the knee up towards the chest and come up onto your toe, balancing and doing a little calf raise. From here, take the leg out into a rotation and really start to get the hips warm. Pull up and rotate out, stretching the groin muscles and really preparing the hips. From here, do some butt kicks. Pick the feet up, kicking your butt and really stretching out actively the quads. Alright, now onto some Frankensteins. Once you come up, it's a dynamic stretch for the hamstrings. You want to keep the spine nice and long and not collapse the chest. Now skip. Skips are a great grade one plyometric. They really warm up the lower body and they can create some heat in the whole body. We're going to travel this back and forwards, so you'll skip backwards and then skip forwards.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.