Bicycle Network: Health Matters
One part of Ride On's six step strength training program
To strengthen hip stabilisers, improves balance, coordination and postural endurance.
Lie on back with feet on ball. Place arms to the side with palms facing up or arms across the chest
Extend hips up until ankles, hips and shoulders are aligned by squeezing the glutes.
You can vary the degree of difficulty by adjusting the feet on the ball (wider feet and bringing ball to ankles will make the exercise easier) or by positioning the arms to the side or across the chest.
You Should Feel..
Glutes, hamstrings and core.
Plus Knee Flexion: As above plus bending the knee to bring the ball towards the body (Figure 13). Keep arms to side of body.
10 x 10 seconds (build to 20 seconds)
2 x 10
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