Strength

Windmill

The Windmill is a dynamic exercise for hamstrings, back, and obliques, promoting flexibility, posture, stability, and balance, with a focus on control, form, and muscle endurance as you twist and reach in the movement.
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Windmill instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart and extend your arms out to the sides at shoulder height.
2
Turn your left foot outwards slightly and focus on a point straight in front of you.
3
Without moving your feet, turn your upper body to the right, twisting at the waist.
4
Slowly bend to the right and extend your right arm towards the ground as your left arm is extended upwards.
5
Return to the starting position in a controlled motion, then repeat on the left side.
Stand up straight with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart and extend your arms out to the sides at shoulder height.
Turn your left foot outwards slightly and focus on a point straight in front of you.
Without moving your feet, turn your upper body to the right, twisting at the waist.
Slowly bend to the right and extend your right arm towards the ground as your left arm is extended upwards.
Return to the starting position in a controlled motion, then repeat on the left side.
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