Figure Run

Figure Run


The exercise involves running in a specific pattern or shape, such as a figure-eight or a zigzag.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Figure Run Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Take a big step forward with your right foot and lower your body into a lunge position, keeping your back straight and your left heel lifted off the ground.
  3. As you lower your body, swing your left arm forward and your right arm back, as if you were running.
  4. Push off your right foot and bring your left foot forward, swinging your right arm forward and your left arm back.
  5. Repeat this motion, alternating legs and arms, for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Figure Run Form & Visual

Figure Run

Figure Run Benefits

  • Strengthens lower back muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Helps prevent lower back pain and injury
  • Can be done at home without equipment

Figure Run Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calf muscles
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Erector spinae

Figure Run Variations & Alternatives

  • Figure skater run
  • Figure skater lunge
  • Figure skater jump
  • Figure skater spin
  • Figure skater squat