Today's Edge: Improve Single Leg Balance With the Cable Bowler Squat.
The Cable Bowler Squat will improve your single leg balance and stability during rotational single leg action. Sport or activity of any kind happens in all planes so you need to train in all planes.
Don't let the shoulder sag or dip at the bottom of the movement. Keep the shoulder packed with the rest of the body. Be active with the outside leg. Reach the heel up and back behind you at the bottom of the movement. Slowly lower yourself into it. Avoid falling into the bottom position. Finish the move in a tall knee position. You want to be statue tall - no less, no more. The knee should be locked out, but be careful of letting this cause a rock-back position through the low back.
HOW TO USE:
This is a great warm-up for any workout or activity. It can also serve as part of a balance and core specific workout. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions on each leg.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and is the founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
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