Join Siri Duarma Galliano for an exercise that combines balance and stability to work the lower body, strengthening and toning the thighs, and hamstrings.
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Alternating Leg Extension Hello, I am Siri Duarma Galliano. And today I am you teacher on posture alignment health and vitality. And we’re going to bring you a very beginning basic exercise. We’re going to work first on balance then when you work on balance. You work on your brain and we’re going to start by just lifting up our leg holding it and lowering it. And then lift up the other leg and hold it and lower it. I like the alternating knee extension because it works one side of the body over the other. A lot of people favor one side they hanging into their hips where they have certain injury and so you can find out which leg is stronger. Which leg is weaker and teach them something like you can do them in their own. And lower it and then lift up the other leg and stretch it, bend it and lower it. Now place your hands on your hips and one more time. Bring the leg into the body extend it, flex it and lower it. Bring the knee up, extend it, flex it and lower it. Sometimes you are going to feel that one leg is strong, one leg is weaker, one is stable, one to little unstable. So you want to repeat the exercise on the weaker leg twice as much as you do on the stronger leg. My philosophy about teaching people how to exercise, I like to find out what the weakness is. And we would like to run through a series of exercise to find out, is it coordination? Is it balance? Is it flexibility? Is it stamina? And to work on with their weak part is, not to their good parts. Everybody naturally works their good parts but nobody works on what their weak part is. And this exercise you can do while brushing your teeth, in the bank maybe just lifting it up a little bit or while you’re waiting for your friend at the airport.
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