5 Exercises to Prepare Your Body for Winter Sports

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#1 – Standing Quad Stretch

Stand upright with one hand against the wall for balance, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Bring one heel up against your seat, holding your foot with your hand. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite leg.

Standing Quad Stretch


#2 – Golfer’s Stretch

Begin in an upright standing. Hinge through your hips as you straighten one leg out front, pointing your toes towards the ceiling. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite leg.

Golfer’s Stretch


#3 – Walking Lunges

Begin in an upright standing position maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Take a big step forward with one foot and drop your back knee down to the ground. Raise back up and repeat the movement on the opposite side. 

Walking Lunges


#4 – Sumo Squat

Begin in an upright standing with your legs slightly more than hip-width apart and your toes slightly pointed outward. Bend your knees and hinge through your hips to move into a deep squat, extending your arms overhead. Raise back up and repeat the movement. 

Sumo Squat


#5 – Marches with the Arms

Begin in an upright standing position. Kick one leg up as high as you can and reach your toes with your opposite hand. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite leg.

Marches with the Arms

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