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Form Friday: Sprinter Skips

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Happy Form Friday, Everyone!

Today I will be going over a great cardio exercise! It is the Sprinter Skips!

You want to push your pace on this exercise, but if you are new to Sprinter Skips, focus on your form first; then pace. Make sure execute this exercise on both sides. Today, I will be showing you the left-side only.

Happy Form Friday, Everyone!

Today I will be going over a great cardio exercise! It is the Sprinter Skips!

You want to push your pace on this exercise, but if you are new to Sprinter Skips, focus on your form first; then pace. Make sure execute this exercise on both sides. Today, I will be showing you the left-side only.


Let's get you set-up!

GETTING INTO POSITION (very important)

  • Whichever leg you are working first, place that foot forward
  • Other foot is positioned back behind you; on your toes. Essentially, you create a shallow lunge position.
  • Whatever foot is forward, the opposing-side hand is down on the floor in front.
  • Your other hand is up and behind you.
  • Keep head neutral and back flat TIP: No matter what you body is doing, kept your neck inline with your spine. DO NOT let your shoulders round.
  • Core and glutes flexed
TIP: If you're having difficulty remembering how to set-up properly, simply think about how a Sprinter gets into position before a race. This is a very similar set-up. The only modification is raising the arm that is on the same side of your forward foot.

THE MOVEMENT
Let's break this down because there is a lot going on at the same time.

  • Initiate with an exhale
  • Simultaneously, as you raise your upper body into a more upright position, bring your back leg forward and knee up.
  • Hop at the top on your supportive leg.
  • As you lower your body back down, make sure to step back to your starting position. TIP: Essentially, your body is a pendulum.
  • While your lower body is doing that, your arms will act as a counter-balance to your legs. Whichever hand is tapped down in the beginning, will switch at the top of the exercise.
  • Make sure you do both sides.

MODIFICATION
If this cardio move is too difficult, simply slow your pace until you have your form and the movement down. Then, focus on pushing your pace!

Thank you so much for taking the time to review this week's Form Friday blog! Please share with anyone that could benefit from these Form Friday blogs! Until next week, make each day AWESOME!

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