Dynamic Mobility Mountain Climber Exercise

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Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going
to show you how to do this dynamic
mobility exercise to prepare for a
workout, to improve your hip mobility,
help you get better depth on your squat,
go down into a deadlift without rounding
your spine, and also just to run with
greater ease of the movement. And it’s
called the mountain climber. So it’s
different than the abdominal workout
mountain climber you may be
familiar with, where you’re just kind of
in a plank position, push-up position,
moving your legs back and forth. We’re
actually going to go into that plank
position, push-up position, like this. But
take a breath in and on the exhale I
drive my foot forward and try to get it
even with my hands here. And at the same time once the foot is planted,
I let the hips sink like that. I’m trying
to keep my rear leg as straight as I can.
So I’m getting the hip flexor stretch
here. I’m getting hamstring, inner thigh,
hip abductor stretch on the front
leg. Inhale back, exhale, inhale, exhale,
inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. I like to do
at least 10 reps on each side, but if you
start with five, it’s a good start. Can do
several sets give that a try if you got
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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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