22 Apr 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. 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) and Side Bicycle!
What’s it good for?
🌟 Finding front and back alignment for side-lying exercises: see below.
🌟 Learning to use the butt and shoulders to achieve stability during side lying exercises.
A quick “how to”…
Side Lying Leg Lowers
🌟 Get into the starting position. See Pelvic Pushes (here).
🌟 The ideal alignment in this exercise is a straight line with a slight flexion at the hip. Both your abdominals and your spinals need to be active to maintain your position and natural spinal curvature and not bend forwards.
Hints & Tips:
🌟 Imagine a long line of energy reaching from the top of the head through your trunk, legs and feet.
🌟 Rather than the leg lift, focus on the leg closing to get the glutes and inner and outer thighs active and connected 🙂
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