The One Mobility Exercise You Should be Adding to Your Warm Up

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

The Exercise:

Elbow to Instep with Thoracic (T) Spine Rotation

This is one of my favorite movements to include in any active dynamic warmup. This may be performed in place or as part of a walking series.

There are a few variations to this, but this is the basic movement broken down into two parts:

1. Elbow to Instep (Pictured Left)

-Take a big step out and sink down into a deep lunge position. -Keep the back leg extended through the hip and knee, you should feel a nice stretch through the hip flexor.

-If you step out with the left leg, the left elbow will come down until it touches the instep of the forward (left) f