Pro Athlete Training – Walking Knee Hugs

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates walking knee hugs.

    Donna Wilkinson

    Donna Wilkinson is a Professional Football Player, successful Entrepreneur and a Leading Edge Wellness Consultant. Known as “The Animal,” Donna has been a dominant force on the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team for the past seven years. Over these seven years Donna has played Defensive End, Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker, Tight End, and Punter. Donna is the 1st woman in league history to rush for over 1000 yards in a season, and led the NWFA in rushing in 2003 with 1,267 yards in 10 games and was the Divas offensive MVP. Donna has led the Divas to 5 straight Division Titles, 4 straight Undefeated Regular Seasons and 1 World Championship! She has been an NWFA All-Star and a Divas Team Captain. In 2003 Donna became the 1st Female in history to win the Washington Pig Skin Club “John W. Posey” Award - professional athlete of the year - also awarded to Jeremiah Trotter, Lavernues Coles, Todd Heap and Ed Reed. Donna engages in earning multiple streams of income. She works with people who are attracting greater prosperity into their lives, and those who want to achieve balance in the Five Pillars of Health (mind, body, family, society & finances). Donna has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Health Fitness Management from Columbia Union College, and uses a variety of tools including the “Certified Wellness Home” program, the Nightingale/Conant “Lead the Field” program, Breakthrough Wellness Technologies, and her Personal Training background to help people achieve life success.

    Donna Wilkinson: This segment is going to be our walking segment. This is very good for people that want to build core strength, flexibility and balance. Things that are very important as we start to age. We want to maintain our balance, we want to be core strength and so we are just going to start out with a walking knee hugs.

    So, basically we want to pull this knee up, keep your bottom leg straight and its just going to hug. You want to rush this. Nice hug, try to keep your balance on that bottom leg; its really important to work on that balance. Give that nice stretch on your upper thigh. Actually the bottom leg stays nice and straight. Good. You are going to want to do this for about 20 yards. If you are in hallway you might want to go down and back. If youve got a nice wide space, just go for 20 yards, get a real nice warm up and then we will go into our second walking exercise.