Ever wonder where we get some of our exercises? The inchworm is an imitation of an actual worm moving up and down from point A to point B on a flat surface. This exercise is great because it involves your full body and requires no gym equipment. It’s good for your arms, core, chest, back and even adds some flexibility for your legs.
Here are the 5 easy steps to perform the inchworm:
- First align yourself with your feet hip with apart and palms by your side.
- Hinge forward at the waist and put your palms on the ground close to your toes while keeping your legs as straight as possible. You can bend your knees if you have to.
- Slowly start to walk your hands forward until all of your weight is on your hands and toes. At this point, you should be in a pushup position and your hands should be right under your shoulders with your body in a straight line.
- Hold this position for a few seconds, then start to walk your hands back towards your toes slowly.
- Once you have reached a point where you feel you can’t walk your hands any closer, then stand back up. You have now completed one full inchworm!
Focus on keeping your core in tight and not round your back or rotate your core. Instead, bend at the knees to relieve some of that pressure. Remember that this exercise is not a race and technique is key in performing this exercise successfully.