How: Lie on your back with your hips, knees, and ankles all making 90-degree angles. Engage your core, trying to flatten your back on the floor. Cross your wrists so your palms are on your opposite knees. Gently press the hands outward to create resistance for the legs. Hold up to 2 minutes without coming out of the position.
Why: This deep-core strengthener helps with the alignment and endurance for turn sets and kick sets.
See previous tips:
- Toe Stretch
- Soleus Stretch
- Ball Releve
- Hero Stretch
- Three Leg Downward Dog
- Side Knee Plank Leg Raise
- Puppy Stretch
- Chest Opener
- The Thinker
Each day, our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics will share a favorite strength exercise or stretch that dancers can do anywhere. We’ll cover everything from toes to necks!
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