Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 333- Leg Pull Back Hip Lift Bent Legs with Single Leg Marching

This exercise increases in difficulty by decreasing the base of support.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start sitting with your knees bent and your hands behind you.  Inhale into the back of your ribcage and then exhale as you lift your hips.  Inhale again and then exhale as you lift one leg.  Inhale to replace that leg to the ground and then exhale as you lift the other.  Continue alternating legs for 8-10 repetitions.

Things to think about
The difficulty in this exercise is in the transfer of weight.  The tendency will be to allow the hips to drop as you lift a leg.  To prevent this imagine pushing your bottom foot into the ground twice as hard to allow the other foot to float into the air. 

Make sure your neck is long and that your head is reaching away from your shoulders.  This will allow you to maintain the longest possible spine

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