Front to back leg swing

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Core strength.
  • Core definition.
  • Core stabilization.
  • Definition in the butt.
  • Active stretching of butt, hamstring, and calf.



Pre-Requisites:

  • You should be able to perform the movement from core/hip, and not from your knee.
  • No excessive tension in lower back and/or pelvis.




Preparation:

  • Find something sturdy, and tall enough to hold onto for stability.
  • Squeeze/stabilize the abdominals and butt before beginning.
  • Keep your shoulder blades tight and your chest up.



How to Do:

  1. Swing your leg out in front of your body until you feel the pressure of a stretch in your hamstrings and glutes.
  2. From the position in front, swing the leg past neutral, and out behind your body, stretching the front of your hips and upper thigh.
  3. Maintain good posture in the mid-section while performing 5-10 reps.

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