Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day 302- Side Lying Bottom Leg Circles with Squishy Ball Under Hip

This exercise will add proprioceptive challenge and inner thigh connection to the body.

To do this exercise you will need a mat and a soft ball.  Start by lying on your side with the bottom hip on the soft ball and your bottom leg lengthened long beneath you.  Cross your top leg in front of you.  Inhale into the back of the ribs and then exhale as you lift the bottom leg and begin to make circles with your thighs.  Repeat  8-10 circles in each direction.

Things to think about
The bottom leg must be in line with the pelvis as you do this exercise.  Often the leg is sneaky and inches its way forward.  Try pressing the leg back slightly so that you can get the back of the inner thighs as well as the front of the inner thighs.

As always you can increase the challenge of this exercise by suspending your body on top of your elbow.    

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