How to Do Single Leg Balance With Rotation Arm Reach Away From Stance Leg
Each single leg balance with rotation arm reach away from the stance leg 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 this single leg balance with the rotation arm reaching away from the stance leg.
Beginning Single Leg Balance
1. Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise while keeping the belly tight by drawing the navel towards the spine.
2. Begin with a thorough warm up before starting this exercise. This engages the sensory system.
Single Leg Balance Movement
1. This exercise involves a single leg balance with a two arm rotational reach away from the stance leg.
2. Start by standing on one leg, with the knee slightly bent (to about 20 degrees).
3. Extend the arms straight out in front of the chest.
4. Rotate the arms in a direction away from the stance leg, keeping them at chest height - as shown.
5. Return to the starting position.
Single Leg Balance Benefits
Single-leg exercises help us improve our balance and spatial awareness. An option for those suffering from back pain. Because the overall loads are typically lower than in bilateral lifts, single-leg exercises allow you to target the legs with significantly less force on the spine.
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