LEARN How To Perform A Proper INCHWORM EXERCISE. This Exercise works on the arms, chest, upper back, the lower back and the abs. @
It is known as the Inchworm exercises because it copies the up and down movements of a worm on a flat surface. It does not need any equipment as such and can be done almost anywhere. This is an exercise which is designed to work on almost the whole body, which gives your tendons behind the knees and your calves a good stretch. It also involves a wide range of muscle workouts. It is also very effective as a form of a warm up. It is advisable to consult a physician before you intend to start the exercise.

Given below are the steps to follow:

Stand with your feet at hip width. Incline forward at the waist and touch the floor with your palms. Bend your knees, if necessary. Walk your hands forward until your weight is supported on your hands and toes. Your body should be in a straight line and your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Remain in this position for 10 seconds. Walk your feet forward .Keep your palms on the floor and bend your knees if required. Repeat the inchworm 5 times, or until such time that you reach a wall. Then, turn around and do the inchworm in the opposite direction.

To avoid injury to the back while doing the Inchworm, keep your back as straight as you can, during every movement. Try this exercise and feel lighter, flexible and fitter as you practice regularly.

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