How to do Windmill

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, upper back, lower back, hamstrings


Stand with your feet at shoulder width and your arms held out at shoulder height. Engage your core by drawing your belly button in towards your spine.

Bend forward and twist to your right as you reach down and across with your left arm to try and touch your right foot. Keep your legs as straight as possible. Raise yourself back up to the start position and repeat the movement by twisting to the left and reaching across with your arm.

Aim to keep your spine as straight as possible and to hinge from the hips.

How to make Windmill easier

If you cannot reach your toes without bending your legs, just try and reach as far down your leg as you can whilst keeping your legs straight.

How to make Windmill more challenging

Amp this exercise up by holding small dumbells in each hand.

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