Flexible hip flexors help balance out tight hamstrings, Svenby says. But while most people remember to stretch the backs of their legs (think touching your toes), many forget to stretch the front. This walking lunge rotation stretches your hips and upper body while preparing your muscles for the workout.
How to do it: Step forward with your left leg into a deep lunge. Extend both arms out to the sides. Rotate your torso to the left, lean back over your right leg, and try to touch your left fingertips to the ground. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to standing. Repeat, stepping forward with your right leg. Continue alternating sides until you've done 10 lunges on each leg.
Training tip: Keep your toes pointed forward during the entire movement. The rotation only happens at your waist.
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