Tandem Stance

Equipment
None

Purpose

This exercise challenges your balance by narrowing your base of support.

Set up

Begin standing with feet hip width apart.

Movement

Carefully place one foot directly in front of the other foot, so that the heel of your front foot touches the toes of your back foot. Hold this position. Then repeat with the other foot in front.

Tips

  • You can hold your arms out to the side to help you maintain your balance.
  • Keep your gaze on a point ahead of you.
  • If you feel unsteady, try this exercise in a doorway or next to a table or countertop so you can place one hand on a surface to stabilize as needed.
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