- This is a great exercise to develop dynamic stability.
- If you have a client who has glutes that are not 'engaging properly' or always lose their balance during 1-legged exercises, try this movement immediately prior to the other ones to facilitate balance.
- Maintain a tall posture throughout the exercise and good stability through the abdominal complex.
- Initiate a thorough dynamic warm-up prior to starting this exercise, this engages the nervous system.
- This exercise involves a 1 leg balance with a 2 arm rotational reach towards the stance leg.
- Start by standing on one leg, with the knee slightly bent (to about 20°).
- Extend the arms straight out in front of the chest.
- Rotate the arms in the direction of the stance leg - as shown.
- Return to the starting position.
- TRAINERS: Only allow range of motion that can be balanced … if your client touches down with the elevated foot, decrease their range of motion until they reach their threshold of success.