Standing Crossover Toe Touches

Standing Crossover Toe Touches

  • Duration: 00:00:22
**Body Part/Parts Used:**
- Primary: Hamstrings, Obliques
- Secondary: Lower Back, Glutes

**Equipment Needed:**


**Directions on How to Perform It Correctly:**

1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Extend your arms out to your sides at shoulder level.

3. Keep your legs straight without locking your knees.

4. Begin by lifting your right arm over your body while simultaneously reaching it toward the toes of your left foot.

5. As you reach, hinge at the hips and bend your upper body, keeping your back straight and head neutral.

6. Make contact with your toes or go as far as your flexibility allows, feeling the stretch along the hamstrings and obliques.

7. Return to the starting position by straightening your upper body and lowering your arm back to its original position.

8. Repeat on the other side by lifting your left arm over your body towards the toes of your right foot.

9. Continue to alternate sides for the desired number of reps or time.

**What It Does and the Benefits:**
Standing Crossover Toe Touches are a dynamic stretching exercise that target the hamstrings and obliques primarily. This exercise also engages the lower back and glutes as secondary muscles. The dynamic nature of the stretch helps to improve flexibility, enhance blood flow to the targeted muscles, and prepare the body for more intense physical activity. Additionally, this movement is excellent for improving core stability and coordination.

Feel free to incorporate this into your HIIT routines or as part of your warm-up!

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