Health

Friday 25 July 2014

Fit Moves Part 2: Running

Jumping Jacks

Siobhan Byrne running warm-up exercises

1/ Start by standing upright with your feet together and your arms by your sides.

2/ Jump up and split your feet out to the sides. At the same time swing your arms to the side and overhead. Simply reverse the motion and repeat.

SPLIT

JUMPS

1/ Stand upright with your feet split front to back. Lower your body towards the floor, bending at the hips and knees.

2/ Push off the front foot and jump up off the floor. Land in a split squat and quickly repeat.

SIDE

LUNGE

Start with your legs spread shoulder-width apart. Keep one foot pointing forwards and the other pointing out. Lean to the side and bend the knee on the side so that the toes point outwards and make sure you keep the other knee straight. Go as low as you need until you feel a slight burn on your bent knee leg and a nice stretch going down from the groin to the lower leg on your straight leg. You can either hold for five seconds on each, or you can change position side to side without holding for the five seconds.

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