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 squat.

Movement:

 

With belly squeezed, begin by slowly bending the knees and lower into a squat.

Keep hands straight armed and to your sides, with shoulder blades squeezed together.

Stay balanced and move slowly through out the exercise. Once you have squatted to your low point, pause 2-4".

As you change directions and begin to stand, reach outwards, keeping the palms forwards-facing.  Begin to reach upwards and overhead in a "snow angel" fashion.

Your arms should reach the "12 o'clock position" at the same time your legs fully straighten.

Lower back into the next squat down and begin to drop your arms again reaching out as far as you can control with the shoulder blades tightened.

Repeat desired number of repetitions.

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