Physical training is more than breaking a sweat or burning calories - it's about skill acquisition. The Band Resisted Single Leg Stand-Up is an example of how learning a fundamental physical skill translates into training results. Standing up from a half-kneeling position appears to be an unsophisticated movement from a fitness or performance perspective but a closer look shows a different story:
This exercise trains both acceleration and deceleration skills - requisites for all locomotion based activities. Limited ability to start or stop with the single leg creates a major road block to high performance. The Band Resisted Single Leg Stand-Up helps clear that barrier and enhance your single leg capabilities. Work this exercise into your routine 2-3 days per week using 1-3 sets x 8-15 repetitions each leg.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and Founder of TD Athletes Edge, where he provides fitness, recovery and nutrition guidance to aspiring and professional athletes. For training advice, visit www.tdathletesedge.com and follow him on Twitter/Instagram through @tdathletesedge.