Back Lunge-Knee Hug- Switch Jump :60
Low Plank with Lateral Leg Hover :30
Better balance is one of the top five goals reported by new clients as they begin training with us at the studio. Don’t wait until balance is a problem. Overall strength is important, but including exercises in your routine that challenge your single-leg stance, your ability to land safely and your overall proprioception is key.
Back Lunge-Knee Hug- Switch Jump- Lunge back with your right leg. Be certain to really drop your right knee down to 90 degrees. Return to standing, bringing your right knee up in front of you for a knee hug. Really own the stance, ground down into the floor with your left foot and squeeze your left glute. Lunge back again with the right leg. To switch your stance and continue the exercise on the other side, execute one switch jump or jumping lunge. Explode straight up, switching your stance so that you land at the bottom of a lunge with your left leg back. From here repeat the sequence. Knee hug on the left, left lunge back and then switch jump again. Continue like this for a total of 1 minute.
Low Plank with Lateral Leg Hover : Start in a strong low plank position with your core braced and your shoulders stacked directly over your elbows. Hover your left foot out to the side and then your left. Work to keep your legs straight and your foot dorsiflexed. Try not to move at all through your trunk and only open your leg as far as your hip allows. Hold for 30 seconds.