has developed a basic set of seven stretching moves for employees to use on-site. In previous weeks, we introduced the Cross-Body Stretch, the Overhead-Reach, and the Side-Bend. This week, the Single Leg Strength and Balance is next up! It is a a multi-functional exercise and stretch, aiming to:
-stretch the back of the leg
-control balance both in a stabilized position and without back-leg support
-strengthen the hip and quad
-help identify strength differences between the R and L sides
This exercise should be performed as: 12 knee bends per side when the back leg is supported on a bench behind you, trying to keep the knee behind the toes, or 6 waistline-bends per side if the back leg is in the air, trying not to fall over:)
The photos illustrate both methods. Balance it out and enjoy!