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Single Leg Squat
with the Exercise Ball




Illustration of the Single Leg Squat


Starting Position
  • Place the exercise ball against the wall at mid back height.
  • Stabilize the ball between your back and the wall.
  • Cross your arms over your chest.
  • Take a step out from the wall.
  • Place your feet hip width apart and maintain a neutral spine.
  • Straighten one knee.
Action
  • While keeping your trunk stable and your chest up, slowly lower yourself down and back up.
  • When moving back up don't allow your knees to fully straighten or hyperextend.
Prime Movers
  • Quadriceps, glutes, hips, and trunk.
Physio Tips
  • Don't allow your hips to sag or your back to arch
  • To avoid knee injury be sure that your knees do not move beyond the tip of your toes.
Progression


single leg squat start  single leg squat finish




1ballsRepeat this ball exercise 10 times.

2ballsRepeat this ball exercise 20 times.

3ballsRepeat this ball exercise 30 times.



1ballsBeginner 2ballsIntermediate 3balls      Expert

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