Single Leg Pnf Pattern

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Single Leg Pnf Pattern

The single leg pnf pattern should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the single leg pnf pattern.

Beginning

Beginning Pnf Pattern

1. Activate the core by drawing the belly button towards the spine. Perform pelvic floor contractions by tightening those muscles commonly used to stop the flow of urine.

2. Lift one leg off the floor and flex your raised ankle towards the body. Keep feet parallel and to the side.

3. Keep hips level.

Movement

Pnf Pattern Movement

1. Start in one leg squat position, arms straight and fingers interlocked.

2. Descend into the squat and turn shoulders towards the elevated leg as you extend the arms.

3. Avoid turning at the hips or pronating at the knee and ankle.

4. In a simultaneous motion squat up and slowly rotate shoulders towards the planted leg as arms flex.

Benefits

Pnf Pattern Benefits

Activate the core with a proper drawing in maneuver and pelvic floor contraction.

Maintain neutral spine angles.

Exercise Aliases

Advanced Leg Stretch, Single Leg PNF Patterns, How To Do PNF Stretching, Contract Relax Exercises.

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