Target Area: Upper Body
Equipment: Not required
- Stand up straight with your arms up over your head and feet shoulder width apart.
- Step forward with your dominant leg and tip your body forward while keeping your back straight. Your non-dominant leg should go up first.
- Plant your hands down on the ground, shoulder width apart.
- Lift your dominant leg all the way up to meet your non-dominant leg. Straighten your legs and keep your back and body straight. Hold this position for the prescribed time.
Increase the length of time of the hold.
Perform the exercise against a wall. Your feet will balance against the wall, but you will still have the tension in your shoulders. Once you have practised, aim to just touch the wall softly with your feet, rather than placing all of your weight against it.