Single Leg Stabilization

Single Leg Stabilization

📅February 20th, 2015, 18:08

Inequalities between each side of your body are common and often lead to injuries which can continue to keep plaguing you if you don’t get to the root of the problem.

A good way to diagnose and correct weakness in one side of the body that may be leading to unwanted compensation patterns is to incorporate single side exercises that target the specific muscle group that is weaker. For this week’s Friday performance tip, Renee demonstrates a single leg stabilization exercise that synergistically works your quads, glutes, and core.

For targeted exercises like these, start with fewer reps and diligently focus on form. For this specific exercise it’s important to:

  • keep the front knee aligned over the ankle
  • make sure your hips remain square and even
  • equally engage all foot muscles
  •  activate your core for stability as you move from kneeling to standing.

This exercise can be added to your training plan 2-3x/week and reps/weight will increase as your strength and stability increases. Move through this exercise with awareness and be aware of inequalities so that you can continue to be intentional about strengthening weaker muscles groups.

Watch this week’s Friday performance tip for more pointers and a demo of how to do the exercise: