Standing Abduction

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

STARTING POSITION
Stand sideways to the anchor and hold the inside handle. Stand with feet in a wide “v” position.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
Lower into a deep knee bend then straighten the inside leg, lean into the handle and lift the outside leg off the floor. Lower and lift the outside leg 5 to 10 times.

Lower the lifted leg to the floor and bend both knees. Straighten the outside leg, lean away from the anchor and lift the inside leg off the floor. Lower and lift the inside leg 5 to 10 times.

MAKE IT HARDER
Deepen the knee bend and increase the number of repetitions.

MAKE IT EASIER
Decrease the depth of the knee bends and decrease the number of repetitions.

VARIATIONS
Leg Kicks - From the leaning position, kick the free leg forward and back.
Leg Circles - From the leaning position, make small circles with the free leg.