The scorpion is a dynamic warm-up exercise that improves hip mobility while strengthening the lower back and core. The exercise also improves coordination and flexibility throughout the body.


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    Lie flat on your stomach with your arms straight out to your sides and your feet together.
  2. Scorpion
    Lift one leg off of the floor, crossing it over to your other side while twisting your hips until your foot touches the floor. Hold, then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • The movement should occur in your hips, not in your lower back.
  • Work within your range of motion to not strain your lower back.