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Exercise Sideways Cross Step on the Croozer bike trailer

Sideways Cross Step

Our partner LAUFMAMALAUF presents and explains the fitness exercise: “Sideways Cross Step” with your Croozer!

The exercise “Sideways Cross Step” helps improve coordination and endurance, while strengthening the small foot muscles. Here’s everything you need to know, in a nutshell:

Who? For mother with baby, or also solo
Where? Outdoors
How often? Depending on your fitness level: start with 1-2 sets, followed by a short break; then do another 1-2 sets. Each set should cover a distance of approx. 8-10 metres
Info for the mother: Only suitable for mothers whose pelvic-floor muscles are back to normal after childbirth; as an alternative, you can jump without raising your knees high; concentrate on keeping your stomach and pelvic-floor muscles tightened during the exercise; keep your breathing even and calm

Fitness exercise Sideways Cross Step at the Croozer bike trailer

The exercise

Starting position:

  • Stand beside the Croozer
  • Hold the handlebar of the Croozer with one hand
  • Keep your stomach and pelvic-floor muscles tight

The movement:

  • While pushing the Croozer forwards, move sideways, alternating steps in front of and behind your body
  • Avoid rotating your torso with your steps
  • After completing one set, turn around and repeat on the other side

An important reminder:

  • Land softly on your feet
  • Maintain the tension in your stomach and pelvic-floor muscles
  • The rotation while stepping sideways should be limited to the hips
  • Be sure to keep your torso as stable and upright as possible
  • Perform the movements cleanly

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