Balance Your Lower Body
CYP Weekly Plan: Balance • 8m 11s
One of the most common lower body imbalances is weak glutes, which fire a chain reaction of imbalances, usually affecting your hamstrings next.
Use this practice to self-test whether your glutes are doing their job, activate and strengthen these critical muscles, and stretch tight, overworked hamstrings — bringing your lower body into better balance.
Take your lower body balance practice further:
• Use the Self-Tests: Are your glutes working too hard or not enough? and What’s going on back there?, as well as How to Activate your Glutes and 5-Minute Hamstring Reset. Find all suggested videos right here in Balance Your Lower Body.
• Download your free A4Y Practice Plan to plan, track, and review each week.
• Share your practice using #athletesforyoga and #yourweeklya4ypractice — we love to cheer you on!
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Standing Balance Flow
Challenge your standing balance while activating and strengthening your core and the muscles that stabilize your ankles, knees, and hips — adding more stability and power to all your movement.
- Focus: balance
- Key muscles: quads, hips, core
- When: pre-workout or cross-training