Walking Leg Cradles

Walking leg cradles are a dynamic warm-up exercise that improve hip and ankle mobility. This exercise also improves core stability and balance.


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    Stand tall with your legs straight and arms hanging at your sides. Lift up one knee and externally rotate that leg so your inner thigh is pointing up.
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    Grab the leg with both hands and cradle it higher to stretch out the glutes. Slowly lower to repeat on the opposite side to continue moving forward.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid pulling the leg so far up that it rounds the lower back at the top of the motion. Stay within your flexibility limitations.
  • Keep the shoulders pulled back and chest up throughout the entire exercise.
  • Try to keep the supporting leg as straight as possible.