This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is the band supported leg lowering.
You should do this because- it helps lengthen and warm up the hips and hamstrings that can get ‘tight’ from too much sitting. This exercise forms the bases of most single leg movements because one hip is flexed and the other hip is extending making a great warm up exercise
Makes your everyday life easier because- Helps even up hip and hamstring strength and flexibility imbalances that exist between our left and right legs due to activities of daily living. This leads to better movement and a stronger core.
Form tips – Watch the video Keep the band tight, legs straight and breathe out as you lower the leg towards the floor. Do 10 reps on each leg.