single leg squat with shoulder reach-up single leg squat with shoulder reach-up
single leg squat with shoulder reach-up single leg squat with shoulder reach-up
 

Preparation:

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Stand near a wall or table ledge for a balance aid, if needed.

Squeeze your core muscles and hold tight throughout exercise.

Note: don't allow your foot arches to collapse during the balance.

Movement:

 

With belly squeezed, begin by slowly bending the knee of the standing leg and lower your body towards the floor.

Be sure to keep your hips and torso straight and in unison by contracting your belly the entire motion.

Staying balanced, lower to your limit and pause 1-3".

Before standing up, think of digging in your heel, squeezing the core and moving slowly. With 1 breath out, make it happen just as imagined.

As you stand tall, keeping the shoulder blades snug in control, begin to reach up your arms to the sky. Pause when straightened in the "Y" shape.

The arms lowering and raising coincides with your knees and body direction.

Stay on 1 foot to complete the desired amount of repetitions before switching to the opposite leg.