Sam the Duck going through the pages on the exercise mats

Warming up and stretching


I thought I would let you all know how I am getting on!

So, I secured the services of a tip top trainer this week in the form of school mum Michelle Green who is a whizz at exercise, diet and sports therapy so she has offered to oversee my training regime.

I know I am in good hands.

Please feel free to follow my regime at home if you like and let me know how you get on….

So, for week 1, its all about warming up and stretching:

You can make or break your training session before it even starts! Prepare your body and your mind for what you are about to do to get the most out of it and make sure you don’t injure those wings.

Start gently with a waddle or a few laps of the pond to get the muscles warm and think about what you’re going to do. After a few minutes increase the pace a little, you should start to feel your heart beating a bit faster under your feathers.

Time to move on to some specific exercises so get those wings circling, beak to feet, wing tips to the ground at the side of you. Repeat each of these 10 times. The important thing to remember about a warm up is that it should be ‘dynamic’ so keep moving. After a few more minutes of these you should feel ready to hit the pond for a good workout.

Wow, I feel great now, ready to take on the world……what’s next Michelle??

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