Single Leg Balance With Posterior Leg Reach and Overhead Anterior Reach

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Single Leg Balance With Posterior Leg Reach and Overhead Anterior Reach

This exercise may be performed by any beginner exerciser who can successfully perform the Single Leg Balance, has good core strength, lacks excessive low back arching, and is sufficiently flexible in the low back, hip, and hamstring muscles.

Maintain balance throughout the exercise even if the range of motion must be limited.

To increase the intensity of this exercise, increase your range of motion.

Beginning

Beginning Single Leg Balance Hold

Perform a 3-5 minute warm-up that includes cardio and stretching.

When you're ready, position yourself in an erect position with feet shoulder-width apart.

Movement

Single Leg Balance Hold Movement

1. Shift weight to the left leg and balance on it.

2. Slowly swing both arms directly in the front of the body and stop when parallel to the floor.

3. Simultaneously, swing the elevated leg behind the body as far as balance is maintained.

4. Return to the starting position and then repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

5. Perform all of these steps while balancing on the opposite leg.

Benefits

Single Leg Balance Hold Benefits

The Single Leg Balance Hold with Posterior Leg Reach is a beginner's flexibility exercise.

It focuses on stretching the hip flexors and stimulates the nervous system.

It also improves stability and balance.

Exercise Aliases

One Legged Balances, Standing Balances Yoga, How to Improve Balance on One Leg.

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