Warm Up - Round the World Leg Swing

Ski Fitness - Warm Up - Round the World Leg Swing

This exercise can be performed as part of your home or gym warm-up routine, and just requires a little floor space!

Around The World

  • Around The World Step 1

    1 - Lie on your back with your knees raised...

  • Around The World Step 2

    2 - Drop one leg down and twist your lower torso...

  • Around The World Step 3

    3 - Swing the higher leg around to stretch hamstrings...

  • Around The World Step 4

    4 - Swing the leg back and change legs, rolling your torso to the other side...

  • Around The World Step 5

    5 - Repeat...

Muscles Exercised

This will exercise your Hamstrings, Glutes, Lower Back, Core & Chest.

Round The World Leg Swing - Chemmy's Tips

Lying on the floor on your back, bring your knees up to almost 90 degrees.

Drop one leg down and circle across the body, twisting your lower torso.

As you can see by the photos, I have quite flexible hamstrings so can get my leg quite high - this is just a warm up so you should feel comfortable.

This exercise is a dynamic lying down leg pendulum.

Continue until legs feel loose and warm.

More Ski Warm Up Exercises

Ski Warm Up exercises, expertly demonstrated by Chemmy Alcott :-

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