Opposite Arm and Leg Balance

The opposite arm and leg balance increases strength and stability in the glutes, hamstrings, core, and shoulder. This exercise also improves coordination.


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    Get down on the floor with your hands completely straight and under your shoulders. Your knees should be bent to 90 degrees, placing them directly beneath your hips.
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    Tighten your core and extend one arm forward so that your shoulder is next to your ear. At the same time, straighten your opposite leg completely behind you, bringing it to hip height. Return to the starting position and repeat with your opposite arm and leg.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid overarching your back at the top of the movement. Focus on maintaining a neutral spine throughout the exercise.
  • Don't allow your hips to shift side to side during the exercise.
  • As you extend your leg back make sure you squeeze your glutes for added stability.