The Single Leg Hammer Curl Develops Core, Bicep and Forearm Strength
Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Feet shoulder width.
Stand on left foot.
Raise right foot a few inches off floor.
Slowly raise and lower dumbbells.
Perform desired repetitions.
Switch to standing on right foot.
Repeat desired repetitions while standing on right foot.
Stand upright with good posture throughout the exercise.
Modifications: 1) Use lighter dumbbells. 2) Perform fewer repetitions.
Technique: The goal is hip and shoulder stabilization while moving the weights. Modify the exercise, if your body sways or you lose your balance. Avoid arching your back or bringing head and shoulders forward.
A Basic Glute Strength Core Stabilization Exercise For Home or Outdoors
All You Need Is Elastic Tubing
Attach one end of the tube handle to a secure hook.
Walk away from the point of origin. The further away you are from the hook, the greater the resistance.
Place the other tube handle around left foot.
Place hands on hips or waist.
Stand on right foot.
Slowly bend left knee, while raising the left foot off floor.
Slowly return left foot to floor.
Repeat on same foot for desired repetitions.
Switch to standing on the left foot and repeat desired repetitions.
Modifications: 1) Use a lighter tube for decreased resistance. 2) Stand closer to the point of origin. 3) Perform the exercise without the tube. 4) Perform fewer repetitions. 5) Raise foot at a lower angle.
Technique: The exercise becomes more difficult, with a heavier tube, or standing further back from the point of origin. The goal is shoulder and hip stability throughout the exercise. If you have difficulty with stability, modify the exercise.
The Single Leg Floor Bridge Is A Basic Core Stabilization Exercise That Strengthens The Glutes and Hamstrings. The Challenge Is To Maintain Hip Stability While Balancing On 1 Foot.
Lie on your back. Bend knees at a 90 degree angle.
Maintain neutral low back.
Place feet on mat at hip width.
Place your arms out to the sides palms down.
Gently draw the shoulder blades back.
Lift right foot a few inches off mat.
Draw your navel toward your spine as you lift your lower back off mat.
Bridge the body up into a straight line with knees higher than hips, and hips higher than shoulders.
Pause for a few seconds , and then slowly lower your back down to the mat.
Keep the right foot off mat for desired number of repetitions.
Move slowly and maintain stability throughout the exercise.
Repeat the exercise by lifting the left foot off the mat.
ERRORS: Arching the low back. Flattening the low back to the mat. Raising shoulders toward ears. Placing feet together or too wide apart. Uneven hips during lifting. Unable to maintain stability. Tailbone sags toward the mat.