Side Leg Swing Dynamic Mobility Exercise

In this post:

  • Use this exercise to warm up the inner thighs, hamstrings and hips before running or other training.

Video Transcript:
Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you a dynamic mobility warm up
drill I like to call the side leg swing.
I like to use this before a workout for
a run to help open up the inner thighs,
groin. Loosen it up in a very dynamic
way. So it’s not a static stretch, very
dynamic form of stretching and all you
need is a fence, pole, or a wall. Just
anything you can grab on that won’t move.
You may get to a point where you can do
the drill without anything to hold on to.
But don’t force it. So what I want to do
is just turn and then I’m going to be
swinging my right leg. So I want to hold
on with my right hand. Then I’m just
going to swing the leg out, really
emphasizing the outward swing. The stance
leg, there’s going to be some activity
in these hip muscles on my stance leg
to help anchor my body down to the
ground and kick my right foot out. There
will be a little bit of movement in the
pelvis and that’s okay. I’m really just
trying to kick my leg out. I’m letting
gravity and the pendulum effect take it
back across so it’s not about kicking it
this way.
It’s about kicking it this way out to
the side. And then the other side where
I’m swinging my left leg. My left hand
on the fence,
or the pole, or the wall. 2 sets of 15
on each side what I like to do. You can
change it up. You do more or less, but two
of fifteen seems to get me nice, ready
and loose. Got any benefit from this
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Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

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