Tapioca

Classification

Bearing: Weight
Impact: High

Instructions

Preparation

Stand with right side facing intended path, feet slightly apart and knees slightly bent. Begin to pull right arm back and extend left arm forward. Bend and turn right leg outward, positioning heel off ground momentarily.

Execution

Begin to pull left arm back and extend right arm forward. Place right foot on ground so foot points outward while placing bend leg left inward in front of right leg. While lifting heel of right foot, place left foot on ground in front of right foot so both feet point to right. Begin to pull right arm back and extend left arm forward. Rotate right leg inward then hop and turn on left foot landing on forefoot with both legs together with knees and feet pointing to left. Step left foot back behind right foot. Begin to pull right arm back and extend left arm forward. Hop up from left rear foot and pull right leg back landing on forefoot while lifting left leg forward. Repeat movement pattern to desired distance or duration. If desired, repeat in the opposite direction so that the left leg leads.

Comments

Tapioca is a lateral movement drill which can be used as warm-up drill. The movement involves shuffling sideways while rotating lower body from side with arms swinging in opposition. Keep knees bent, shoulders relaxed, and head up. Start slow and build up pace. Intensity may be increased by performing drill more quickly. Also see Grapevine or Carioca.

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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