Flamingo Exercise Guide
Reviewed by Valerie Zeller Printable version
Flamingo is a bodyweight exercise that works your hamstrings.
Flamingo is a great easy move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your legs, lower body and upper legs.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Flamingo
Start off with feet shoulder width apart and hands at your side. Lift one foot of the ground and raise it to the height of your other knee. At the same time lift both hands above your head until your palms touch. Bring your hands back down to your sides and bring your foot down, then alternate with the other foot. Keep your breathing normal and it is very important to keep your back straight and head facing forward. This is an excellent exercise for building balance, strengthen your core, and opening up your chest and shoulders.
The muscles used for flamingo may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for flamingo are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Training, Progressions and Regressions
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Flamingo Training and Progressions
Standards and Averages
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Flamingo Standards and Averages
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength|
|Muscles Worked||Biceps Femoris|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Easy, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|