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Warm Up - Threading the Needle

Ski Fitness - Warm Up - Threading the Needle

This exercise can be performed as part of your home or gym warm-up routine.

Threading The Needle

  • Threading The Needle Step 1

    1 - Start on all fours...

  • Threading The Needle Step 2

    2 - Extend one arm...

  • Threading The Needle Step 3

    3 - Thread through under the other arm...

  • Threading The Needle Step 4

    4 - Rotate your thoracic to push through...

Threading The Needle - Chemmy's Tips

Start on your hands and knees on the floor.

Make sure your hands are underneath your shoulders and your hips above your knees.

Extend one arm.

Whilst exhaling thread through underneath the other arm, rotating your thoracic.

This should feel like a lovely release of the back.

Repeat 5 times each side.

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Please Note :- Chemmy is not a qualified trainer or coach, and we offer this information only from her viewpoint, ability and experience as an Olympic athlete. Should you choose to follow the advice on this page, you do so entirely at your own risk.

This information does not constitute medical advice or the practice of medicine, and it does not replace the advice of your doctor. Before undertaking any course of exercise, you (the reader) must seek the advice of your doctor, physician or other qualified health care professional.

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ALWAYS :- Warm Up before exercising, and gradually increase range and speed of movement.

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