About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s tai chi twist) you could do every day.
- Tai Chi Twist
- Side Step
- Step Up
- Calf Raise
- Single Leg Deadlift
This month we focus on legs!
I suggest you hold a weight in each hand for single leg deadlift. This also works well with a band wrapped around your back foot, making this a “closed chain” exercise. Also for those of you traveling this summer, you can stuff a band in your suitcase, find a set of stairs or a bench and do all these moves on the road with minimal equipment! Can you go through one minute of each of these right now?
These photos are meant to jog your memory about the exercises we have done together. Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.
These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.