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High Skips – Exercise of the Week

High Skips – Exercise of the Week

The High Skips 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.

  • This exercise is used to not only warm-up but to develop correct leg and foot action in preparation for the foot strike with sprinting.
  • The purpose of the high skip is to prepare the body for explosive running and sprinting.
  • Perform this exercise by doing an explosive, exaggerated skip while emphasizing height rather than distance.
  • Emphasize a big arm swing and explosive knee lift.
  • View the images and video below to see this warm up exercise in action.

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For more warm-up drills and other great exercise variations, visit the ‘MaxNRG Exercise of the Week‘ page or check out our Exercise Video Library

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