Carioca – Exercise of the Week
The Running Carioca is an exercise that focuses on stretching the ab’s glutes, ankles and hips. The Carioca exercise is a dynamic stretching exercise you can use before each of your workouts. Dynamic stretching is used to increase the range of movement, blood and oxygen flow to soft tissues prior to exertion and helps reduce the chances of injury.
- Run sideways with legs crossing each other, leg in front, then leg in back..
- Hold arms straight out from shoulders for balance and while keeping your shoulders straight, twist from hips as legs cross
- Stay on the balls of your feet with your hips in a low semi-squat position.
- View the images and video below to see this warm up exercise in action.
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