The 12 Days of Fitmas Day 6: Side knee plank leg raise

Please join Minnesota Dance News' great sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics on the 12 Days of Fitmas journey. Day 6: Side knee plank leg raise.

How: Perform a side plank on your knees/shins. Squeeze your glutes and core. Use the side of your glutes to lift your leg about one foot in the air. Repeat to fatigue. Rest 30 seconds, and then try on the other side.  

Why: This helps improve the stability of your standing leg. A stable standing leg opens the opportunity for the moving leg to perform more advanced skills like a la second turns and high side kicks well. 

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