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5 Amazing Benefits Of Duck Walking

The duck walk exercise, like its name implies, is done by squatting and walking slowly. Very few people know about this kind of exercise, as it is not familiar. Doing this exercise places much weight on the hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles for support, specifically strengthening the muscles of the buttocks, hips, and thighs.

The duck walk has simple steps that make it easy to learn. To do this, you’ll start with a squat, keep the upper body firm, and arms outstretched. Maintain this position and try to take a few steps, slowly. All weight should be focused on the feet, with the body slightly leaned forward. As you do this, you will observe a slight stretching on your legs and buttocks. Overtime, you can increase the pace.

Below are 5 amazing benefits of the duck walk exercise:

1. Helps during pregnancy

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For pregnant women, who may have found some exercises really tasking, the duck walk exercise is a convenient one. It makes thigh muscles stronger, makes conception period an easier journey, and interestingly, reduces labor pain. It is however advisable that you start with less intensity, and with time, improve.

2. Full body workout


The duck walk exercise provides a full body workout—although more focus is on the lower part of the body. There are times when we don’t have the luxury of time to have a complete body work out. In such cases, the duck walk exercise remains one of the best options to go for. It works on the neck, arms, buttocks, thighs, knees, legs, ankles, abdomen, and the muscles of the back.

3. Increases body flexibility

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As simple as this exercise seems, it helps to improve stamina. While doing it, you will observe so much stress, strain, and pressure on your leg muscles, which will give rise to flexible muscles overtime. If done regularly, the muscles engaged are less exposed to injury, and the capability of the body to balance effectively is increased. It also enhances the movement of the hips and reduces back pain.

4. Promotes ankle strength

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The duck walk exercise specifically puts pressure on the ankle joints as you creep in squatting position. This way, the connective tissues which surround the joints are made stronger and less injury-prone.

5. Increases stamina


Asides being a strengthening exercise, the duck walk also provides some of the benefits of cardiovascular exercise. As much work is done, the heart tends to pump harder and faster, which in turn, improves the supply of oxygen to the body, overall. It has been proven to increase stamina and immunity.


Duck walk exercise is an excellent move; simple and easy to learn. It provides lots more benefits to the body, and helps to reduce some health risks such as: cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, stress, and so on. The more regular it is done, the more effective results you’d get.

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