This workout will help you strengthen your muscless and it is also good for balance and stability. You can use it as a part of your warm-up exercises. Walking leg cradles exaggerate the range of motion of running to increase your flexibility and in the process you pay attention to some of the oft-neglected parts of your leg and foot.
Stand still with your hands straight out and slowly lift your right foot off the floor. Raise your right knee close to your chest while positioning your right hand in such a way that it is under the knee and your left hand is under your ankle.
At the same time as pulling your knee towards your chest, raise your ankle with the left hand towards your upper body. Simultaneously pull your toes towards your shin. You should feel the muscles tensing up and being stretched.
Switch to your left foot. Swap feet and repeat the workout for a total of 5-10 minutes.
Tips to do it right
1. Try to keep the shoulders up straight and chest up throughout the entire session.
2. Avoid pulling the leg so much that it rounds the lower back at the top of the motion.
3. Try to balancing yourself as straight as possible and for as long as you can.
4. When bringing the knee up, tuck it under your armpit and not wide outside your wings.