Featured Flexibility Exercise: Scorpions

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Who's Doing It?

Ryan Matthews, San Diego Chargers Running Back

Why Do It

  • Warms up your glutes and low back
  • Relieves tension in your mid-back (a common problem for athletes) so you can execute your skills without restriction from tight muscles.

How to Do It:

  • Assume Push-Up position and lower halfway to ground
  • Rotate hips and lift leg up and over toward opposite hip; attempt to touch ground with toe on opposite side of body
  • Rotate back to center to return to start position; perform rep with opposite leg
  • Continue in alternating fashion for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 1x4 each leg

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