Airplane

PURPOSE
» Increase strength in the legs and flexibility in the hips.
» Improve balance and coordination.

STARTING POSITION
Stand facing the anchor and step back until the hands are at chest height. Lift one foot off the floor.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
Tilt the body forward into the handles and pivot over the standing leg until the body is parallel to the ground with the free leg level with the torso. Press into the handles and stand up to return to starting position.

MAKE IT HARDER
From the end range, rotate the pelvis over the standing leg. Keep a light grip on the handles as the body moves.

MAKE IT EASIER
Do not tilt as far and bend the knee of the free leg to shorten the body lever.

VARIATION
Single Leg Squat - As the body returns to upright, bring the free leg forward and lower into a single leg squat.