A warm-up drill which also promotes balance and coordination

Exercise type: specific warm-up drill.

Suitable for: all athletes and events.

Difficulty level: can be done by athletes of all ages and abilities.

Benefits: starts to ready the body for more intense work to follow and strengthen in particular the lower leg muscles and tendons. Also promotes balance and coordination.

How to: march forward by lifting one thigh parallel to the ground while pushing the opposite arm up straight (make sure you bend at the elbow first before reaching right up).

Bring the arm down at the same time as you push the foot of the extended leg into the ground.

Repeat the movement with the other arm and leg in the same fashion and continue to march forward in the same way.

Think “be as tall as I can”.

How many: do 4x20m.

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