Single Leg Balance with Weight Pass


This exercise challenges your single leg balance by introducing a dynamic component to an otherwise static balance exercise.

Set up

Begin standing with feet hip width apart and a single free weight or kettlebell in your hands.


Lift one leg so you are balancing on one foot. Then, slowly pass the weight around your body. Try to maintain your single leg balance as you circle the weight around you.


  • It doesn’t matter which direction you start with but try switching directions at some point for an added challenge.
  • Lengthen throughout your standing leg.
  • Keep your gaze on a point ahead of you.
  • Engage your core to prevent your torso from swaying side to side.
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