Category: Agility

Level: 2

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Carla van den Berg

  • Begin with hands stacked under shoulders, knees close to elbows
  • Neutral head/neck position throughout the exercise
  • Shoulders engaged; look for a flat t-shirt sitting across the shoulder blades
  • Using power from the trunk, propel body forward to land on hands a few inches forward from original position with elbows slightly bent
  • While keeping the hips low, initiate movement from the hips to jump the feet and knees forward, back to initial starting position
  • Head/neck moving out of neutral line. Watch for wrinkles near the base of the neck
    • Cue "Long, strong neck"
    • Cue "Imagine a string attached to the top of your head pulling it forward"
  • Rounded upper-back
    • Cue "Pinch the shoulder blades down and back"
  • Sagging lower-back
    • Cue "Pull belly-button up towards ribs"
    • Cue "Bring the hips higher"
  • Landing with hands too far forward
    • Cue “Head before hands”
    • Cue “Fall forward just a few inches”
  • Activates trunk muscles
  • Activates shoulder muscles
  • Reinforces safe landing with upper body