Exercise Move: Medicine Ball Exercises: Single Leg Squat

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Your balance will be challenged with this single leg squat exercise!

  • Start standing holding the ball.
  • Lift the right leg and squat and extend the arms in front of you.
  • Come back up, do 10 and then switch sides.
Whether you are a gym bunny or love to exercise at home, this exercise move, the single leg squat, will tone your booty! In this article, we are talking about it being done with a medicine ball, but it can be done with any type of dumbbell or weight and also without! No matter what you choose, you can do this move quickly and easily! You’ll start seeing improvements in balance and strength after just a few times.Strengthening the lower body is crucial for mobility and the body’s health. Squats and lunges are the go to exercises for the lower body but this exercise, the medicine ball single leg squat, is a challenging exercise that will yield big results in strength and balance. This move is little but it is powerful! Remember, you have to be good to those legs – they get you where you need to go!

To do the medicine ball single leg squat:
Start standing tall with feet a few inches apart, holding the medicine ball in front of you. Lift the right leg, balance on the left leg and squat as low as you can. It will be a small movement. Then come back up. Repeat. Do 10 on each side. Work your way up to 3 sets of 10.

Trainer Tips:
When you lift the right leg up, don’t rest it on the other leg. Try to keep the balance with the standing leg doing all the work. Sit the butt back and don’t let the knees come over the toes. Keep the shoulders down and back and make sure you are breathing! Looking straight ahead helps to keep you balanced as well.

The medicine ball single leg squat is so challenging and it’s a great way to exercise at home! You will be amazed at the level of balance, strength and posture you will gain for this move. What are you waiting for? It’s time to work the lower body!

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