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.
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.
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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