What is an Inchworm?

The Inchworm, a HIIT class favorite, is a full-body exercise that increases strength and flexibility. Your body weight is the only gym equipment you need to make this low-impact exercise highly effective. Inspired by the rhythmic movements of inchworms, this move covers all the bases: core, arms, chest and upper back.

How do you do an Inchworm?

  • Step 1

    Begin standing at the back edge of the mat.

  • Step 2

    Hinge your body forward and walk your hands out in front of you along the floor, keeping your feet in place.

  • Step 3

    Continue walking your arms out past the plank position. Your arms should be above your head and your feet should still be at the back of the mat.

  • Step 4

    Start walking your feet toward your hands in small steps.

  • Step 5

    Continue inching your body up until your feet meet your palms, then repeat the movement.

How do you modify an Inchworm?

  • Inchworm for Beginners

  • Advanced Inchworm

  • Inchworm for Weak Knees

  • Inchworm for Weak Wrists

What are the benefits of an Inchworm?

  • Chest Strength

  • Core Strength

  • Arm Strength

Expert opinion

The inchworm strengthens your arms, chest, upper back, lower back and abs.

In addition to the strengthening benefits, this move also increases your balance and stability.

Coss Marte,ConBody in New York City

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