Hurdle mobility drills
Hurdle mobility drills are another great way to warm up, giving you plenty of bang for the buck.
These dynamic drills prepare the body to work out, elongate the muscles and enhance core strength, single-leg stability and balance.
Hurdle mobility drills are also very effective to enhance hip rotational mobility and strength. Hip rotation plays an important role in many sports. A lack of rotation at the hips results in compensation patterns that compromise performance and increases the strain on the body.
Passing under the hurdles promotes lower spine flexion and loosens up the lower back muscles. As a result of training habits, wear and tear on the body and bad posture, the spine can lose mobility. One of those common restrictions in range of motion of the spine is lower spine flexion.
In the one-leg hurdle walk the hurdle drills are performed unilateral. These are excellent warm-up exercises that also promote flexibility, coordination and core stability and strengthen the lateral system.
In the two-leg hurdle walk the entire body passes over or under the hurdles. These are challenging drills that give you plenty of bang for the buck. These drills are effective to prepare the body to work out, as well as to enhance flexibility, core strength, single-leg stability and balance.