We’re big fans of dynamic stretching — in addition to strengthening your muscles, you’re better preparing them for a workout when you get the blood flowing. That’s all the more important when we’re talking about the hips, a chronically tight area for a lot of runners who need to sit for long stretches of time at work. Sprawls are a variant of the burpee that get those hips extended while also engaging the core, taking care of two crucial muscle groups for all runners. Coach Philip demonstrates below!
Philip Levi is a certified human movement specialist. His knowledge and experience both as an athlete and as a health coach have equipped him to do what I loves: helping others achieve active, fulfilling lives—lives in which they are the heroes of their own stories. His track record includes more than a decade of elite fitness training, for those ranging from his own clients to other instructors and coaches, all on the professional level. In addition to his expertise in biomechanics, he is a certified nutritionist with an intimate understanding and belief in an all-fronts approach to wellness, including mental health, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Over 12 years, he has accumulated experience working with athletes of every level of performance prowess, from weekend warriors to elite competitors. He takes it upon himself to not only know and live his profession (also an elite-level OCR competitor), but to know his clients. That means a personal, client-unique touch: location-specific programming for an athlete’s environment, goal-specific programming for efficient, effective training, and nutritional guidance. Targeting a range of fitness outcomes (from as broad as “getting in shape” to as specific as “increasing sprint speed and vertical jump”), He removes the monotony from programming whether you’re training once a week, or on all seven days. Whatever your goals are, he will help you reach them.