4 Point Kneeling Challenge 2
Updated: Feb 13
The 4 point kneeling exercise is great for both co-ordination and core strength but too often we forget that the focus of the exercise should be on stability.....keeping your pelvis completely stable as you slide and lift the legs. That's the challenge!
By using more props like a Pilates overball alongside a pole we can create useful feedback for our bodies helping us with better body awareness. This version will help you establish a good movement pattern from the very beginning.
If at any point your hips rotate open, your over extend your back, or your pelvis moves...the pole will fall! As you try this exercise imagine a tray of drinks on your lower back.....and try not to spill them!
Remember that slowing down movements not only increases the difficulty but also improves body awareness, precision and control. Functional benefits a plenty....
Remember that consistency is key!
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