Single Leg Alternate Arm Reach to Floor

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Purpose

The single leg alternate arm reach to floor strengthens your hip abductor muscles, providing increased strength and stability of your pelvis, while simultaneously working on improving your balance.

Set up

Begin in a standing position.

Movement

Bend forward from your hips as you extend one leg behind you and bring your arms out to the sides like a windmill. Your standing knee should be slightly bent. Reach toward the floor with one hand to a point just in front of the toes of your standing leg. Now reach with the other hand to the same point. Continue alternating arms.

Tips

  • If you can’t reach all the way to the floor, that’s fine. Just aim for a point in front of your toes. Bring your arm back up to the starting position.
  • Make sure your pelvis stays level as you perform this exercise.
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