Side Touch Toe

Core stability exercises are useful for many sports in order to help provide not only balance, but to assist with power moves, such as passing a ball or swinging a bat. Train your core muscles through different ranges of movement and angles of exercise to gain better core stability.

This is a good exercise for the complete lower body and core stability abdominal oblique muscles.
 

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OPPOSITE HAND TO FOOT
stand tall after each movement aim to keep your supporting leg straight

Stand tall with your feet together, having your hands down by your sides.

Take a large stride out to one side, with your foot pointing outwards to aid balance.

Bend the leg taken out to the side, whilst bending from your waist to touch the toe with your hand. You may decide to use either hand to touch your toe, however aim to keep the opposite leg straight throughout.

Once you have touched down towards your toe, use your leg inner thigh muscles, and those of your buttocks to bring yourself back up to a starting position, whereby you can repeat again.

Its not essential that you touch you toe, always aim to work within your own limits.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

Look in the Circuit Exercises area for some great ways for you to design your own circuit routine at home.

Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet

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