The incline rear-leg extension builds strength and coordination through the hips. Each leg is trained individually so muscular balance is achieved on both sides.
Get in downward dog position by placing your hands on the ground roughly three feet in front of your toes. Keep your hips up and brace your abs. Form a straight line from your feet to your hips and from your hips to your shoulders.
Lift one leg back and up, reaching the heel toward the sky. Squeeze your glutes. Return the leg to the starting position.
Focus on squeezing your glutes at the top of each rep.
Keep your upper body square and avoid rotating side to side during the exercise.
Avoid hyperextending your lower back at the top of the movement.