Skin The Cat
Let me first start by saying please move SLOWLY through this drill. Moving quickly could cause a shoulder injury, especially if you already have mobility issues.
Why are we doing this?
Skin the cat addresses total body strength, control, and flexibility. In order to properly perform this movement we need to stay tight from toes to finger tips and keep everything aligned.
Start in a dead hang position with the body hollow. Lift your feet up towards the bar, as if performing a toes to bar, but let your feet slide between your hands. Stay in a pike position and slowly drop your toes down to the ground. Finish back in a hollow body position with your feet at the ground and your arms fully extended. We will refer to this as phase one. This is a perfect place to start if this is new to you, and you don’t have the strength to get back to your initial starting position.
For phase 2 tuck your head and bring your thighs in towards your chest as you go back in the same direction you started. Finish back in a dead hang hollow body position.
3 X through Phase One
3X through Phase One and Phase Two