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Torso Twist

A dynamic stretch for the lower and upper back muscles

Tags: high school

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by standing upright with legs roughly shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent.
  2. Raise the arms up to about shoulder-height.
  3. With elbows bent, gently rotate the torso to the right, back to the front, and finally to the left.

Performance Points:

  • Don't twist the legs while performing this stretch; the torso should be the only part of the body that rotates.
  • Bend the knees slightly to help keep the lower body stable.
  • Relax the shoulders.
  • Keep the arms steady at shoulder height; avoid floppy movements.
  • Always move slowly and fluidly, maintaining full body control to avoid overstretching or injury.

Training Specifics:

Duration / Reps: 10 full rotations

When: During the pre-workout, warm-up routine

Benefits:

  • Warms up and stretches the lower and upper back muscles

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