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Around the World
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Sep 26, 2016
Often used in gymnastics, Around the World is an effective way of improving spinal mobility and hamstring flexibility.
Each time you bend down to your side or straight forward, when you reach the end of your natural range, gently bounce two or three times to induce a little more downward movement.
When bending down to your side, strive to bend with your chest in alignment with the lateral aspect of your thigh - the goal is to take your chest and arms down together in the same plane.
Be sure that your body is well warmed up before doing this exercise, and be conservative in how far you bend down. A little goes a long way.
For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here:
For some suggestions on how to set up a simple workout area at home, please feel free to view:
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