Inchworms are a great exercise that use a whole array of muscle groups including the abs, pecs, arms, and even legs.
Here’s how you can safely do this exercise:
Step 1- Stand with your feet parallel to each other
Step 2- Keeping your legs as straight as possible, reach towards the floor, getting as close as you can to the ankles.
Step 3– Start walking your hands forward, trying to keep your legs straight throughout the exercise. This is similar to the pike push up starting position.
Step 4– Keep walking with your hands, until you reach plank position, or, if you’re capable, reaching with the hands even further than the shoulders.
Step 5– Walk back up to starting position with your hands
Still not clear on the instructions?
Then check out the video below for a demonstration:
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Chris is an experienced Calisthenics practitioner focused on isometric exercises and street workout. He founded thehybridathlete.com in 2017, which was subsequently acquired by theyhybridathlete.com
He is based in Portland and has been working out using solely his own body weight and bars for the past 6 years.