Description: Start standing in an anatomical position in front of a step. Engage your core by drawing your belly button up and back towards the spine. Shift your weight to one side while maintaining neutral hips. Lift the opposing leg up into a 90-degree hip and knee flexion. Knee should be in line with the hip. Ankle should be internally rotated and directly under the knee. Hold and slowly release. Perform the prescribed repetitions and switch sides.
Targeted Muscle Group(s): Active Leg: Psoas Major
Stabilizing Leg: Muscles that stabilize the hip, knee, and ankle joints.
- Draw your belly button to your spine.
- Keep your chest down.
- Keep your shoulders down and back.