Mobility

Walking Frankenstein

Walking Frankenstein is a warm-up exercise enhancing leg muscle flexibility and mobility. It involves a straight leg kick with an opposite hand touch, similar to a sleepwalking Frankenstein, promoting correct posture.
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Walking Frankenstein instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight.
2
Reach one foot straight in front of you, keeping your heel on the ground and pointing your toes up.
3
Bend your standing leg a bit, keeping your other leg straight.
4
Slowly lower your chest towards your front leg while keeping your back straight.
5
Hold this position, feeling a stretch along the back of your front leg, then switch and repeat for the other leg.
Stand up straight.
Reach one foot straight in front of you, keeping your heel on the ground and pointing your toes up.
Bend your standing leg a bit, keeping your other leg straight.
Slowly lower your chest towards your front leg while keeping your back straight.
Hold this position, feeling a stretch along the back of your front leg, then switch and repeat for the other leg.
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