Start by standing upright, take a large step forward with one leg so you are in a “split” stance with the heel of your back foot being raised. Keeping your chest up, slowly lower down from this position as far as you can go, or until you are hovering over the floor and both knees are at a 90* angle. Pause at the bottom position, and then return to the starting position. Perform suggested amount of reps and then switch which leg is in front.
What muscle(s) this exercise is for?
Why this exercise is important?
- Increases single leg stability and core strength for improved balance.
You should NOT do this if…
- Do not perform this exercise if you have pain.