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It’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you a dynamic mobility drill that I
like to use to warm up for a workout or
It’s called leg swings. What you
basically want to do is find a wall, a
post, or a fence, something you can hold
on to with one hand. I like to use this.
This is available right now. And if I’m
going to be swinging my right leg, I’m
gonna hold on with my right hand. Stand
on the left foot and I start to swing my
leg back and forth. 15 reps on each side.
I like to do two sets of 15 on each side.
You want to be very sure that you’re
getting the maximum amount of hip
movement, meaning that I get my leg as
high as I can without sway in the torso.
If I can get my legs higher but there’s
a ton of torsos sway, see I’m Way down here,
way up here, way back here in my torso. That’s not what we want. We want the
torso upright, head, shoulders and hips
stacked in a vertical line. And this is
what we’re looking for right there. Then
the other side. Left hand grabs post, wall,
or fence. Stay on the right foot.
Swing the left leg. I like to do two sets
of 15 on each side. Torso upright, very
important. Got any benefit from this
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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.
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