25 The monkey walk gives you an almost simian flexibility

Jan. 13, 1958
Jan. 13, 1958

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Jan. 13, 1958

Tough Juniors
  • Rugged training and long hours are paying off with a generation of new skiers who will be hard to beat

Coming Events
Wonderful World Of Sport
Bing Crosby
Sporting Look
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

25 The monkey walk gives you an almost simian flexibility

To strengthen the shoulders, which are weak in most Americans, and also to help achieve greater flexibility in your back and hamstrings, Bonnie this week gives you the monkey walk. It may seem difficult at first, but don't worry—it's supposed to stretch you, and as your flexibility improves from the exercise, you will find it easier to do. Increase the number of repetitions at a comfortable pace.

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Get in a crawling position on hands and knees. Then raise your body until your legs are straight and you are "walking" on your hands and feet like a monkey. Proceed in this fashion across the floor.

When you do the monkey walk try to keep your feet as close to your hands as possible. As your back and hamstring flexibility improves, your body should come nearer to forming an inverted V.