Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed.
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.
Strengthening the core, glutes and hamstrings.
With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth
With even the simplest exercise it’s important for the body to be correctly aligned for the exercise to be targeting the muscles properly.
When in rehab after a knee ligaments injury and little or no exercise for weeks- it’s best to get the basic core strength muscles activated before launching back into the same advanced levels of exercise as before.
Repetitions increase daily.
The instructions are in the video voice-over together with my actions. With thanks to Tessa @bh_beyondhealth
When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you’re hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings.
It’s starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.
To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.
Back to the exercise studio today for a barrecore class. @misslucy_lou the bichonXwestie is missing the beach too.
I try to do some type of exercise and training at least 4 days a week together with a healthy eating regime. Pilates for core and glute strength especially and overall body alignment. Boxing for HIIT. Barre class for core glutes and toning. Abd if no time for anything else a short brisk walk.