Side Leg Lowers

Foundation: Maintain Alignment – Side Leg Lowers

Foundations: “Maintain Alignment”

Quick Intro: Side Leg Lowers

The Side Leg Lift is a Foundations exercise that while simple to perform, reveals so many things we can work on in this and other exercises: imbalances of strength and range of motion, lumbopelvic stabilization and shoulder stability.ย  It’s also a great stepping stone from “Pelvic Pushes” to maintain the start position for other more demanding exercises such as the Side Kick (here) andย  Side Bicycle!

 

What’s it good for? โ 

๐ŸŒŸ Finding front and back alignment for side-lying exercises: see below.

๐ŸŒŸ Learning to use the butt and shoulders to achieve stability during side lying exercises.

A quick “how to”…

Side Lying Leg Lowers

๐ŸŒŸ Get into the starting position.ย  See Pelvic Pushes (here).

๐ŸŒŸ The ideal alignment in this exercise is a straight line with a slight flexion at the hip.ย  Both your abdominals and your spinals need to be active to maintain your position and natural spinal curvature and not bend forwards.

Hints & Tips:

๐ŸŒŸย Imagine a long line of energy reaching from the top of the head through your trunk, legs and feet.

๐ŸŒŸ Rather than the leg lift, focus on the leg closing to get the glutes and inner and outer thighs active and connected ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Any Questions?

Ask away – I love to help!ย  Click here for the Contact Page ๐Ÿ™‚ – or leave a comment at the bottom of the post – see you there…

 

Miguel ๐Ÿ™‚

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