Single Leg Balance Challenge!

Exercise Of The Week!

The Balance Act!!  

This week we are working on our single leg balance. 
Always a great challenge and will help any activity you do with both legs to make sure you're stable and activating the right muscle groups. This takes a single leg deadlifts and challenges you just a little bit more. 
If this is too hard break each piece up into different segments and try them on their own. Holding either for time or completing for reps. 

Start with your leg out in front of you. Try to get it as close to 90° as you can. From there you are bringing your leg behind you as your leg moves your torso follows by leaning forward, keeping a straight line from your shoulders to your knee. Try and keep all the pressure in your standing foot in the ball of your big toe, your pinky toe and your heel. Creating a good base for you. If you can try and get parallel to the floor, if that's too hard don't go as far for now. And work on being able to go farther as you progress. 
You're going to Stand back up and bring the leg into the tree yoga pose. So it almost looks like a figure for a position. If it's too hard to keep your foot by your knee, start with your toe on the floor and heel against your leg. Then work your way up as you get better!! 
From there you're going to kick your leg across from you. 
Then keeping your leg up as high as you can bend your knee and try to get your ankle and knee parallel to the floor. 
Keeping your shin parallel to the floor try and bring your leg around so it's behind you and then return to start. 

If you can repeat the whole process👏👏 

Try it out and tell us what you think. 

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