|Starting Position|| |
|Physio Tips|| |
|This exercise lying on your side biases the muscles on the side
facing the floor - the quadratus lumborum, hip abductors, peronei,
Make sure your arm is vertical, that your elbow is not forward. An elbow too far forward will put a lot of strain on the shoulder. If you find it too difficult to maintain a vertical arm (elbow under the shoulder) you probably have underlying shoulder weaknesses that should be addressed prior to attempting this exercise further.
It is made easier by placing one foot in front of the other on the ball and can be made more difficult by placing one foot on top of the other foot, thus narrowing your base of support.
if you find this exercise too difficult try the side bridging on the floor exercise.
Hold this position for 10 seconds
Hold this position for 20 seconds
Hold this position for 40 seconds