Standing Leg Balance

This exercise builds support around your hip like nothing else! Focus on bowing your torso rather than lifting your leg; bow slowly so you challenge your balance appropriately, too. 

This exercise targets the gluteal muscles along outside and back of hip (gluteus medius and maximus).  There is also muscular contraction along outside of lower leg (fibularis longus).

If you feel your lower back contracting, bend your weight bearing leg. This allows your lower back to release excess tension.

If your balance is precarious, use a stool (as shown in the video) or the wall.

 

 

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