Dynamic Mobility Gorilla Walk Exercise

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  • Use this exercise to warm up before a running or training session.

Video Transcript:
Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you a dynamic mobility drill that I
like to use as a warm-up drill for either
a run and/or a workout, weight workout,
crossfit workout, any of those options.
And this is called the gorilla walk. So
what you do is basically just walk with
a normal kind of step, not excessive. It’s
not like a lunge. Then you place your
opposite hand either on the shin,
ankle, foot, or floor depending on how
open your hamstrings are. You want to be
sure that the front leg it’s just
slightly bent. It’s not fully extended.
There’s a slight bend there and I’m
hinging at the hips, so my torso stays
long. This is the hip hinge and this is
the spine bend. So we want to go more
towards hip hinge and less towards
spinal bending. Do the best you can. I
like to do about 20 reps or so on each
leg, or just go for a certain distance
like 30 meters or so. You got any benefit
from this video, leave a comment below.
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Author:
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

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