Join Michael Carson for an exercise that utilizes your balance through strengthening your upper body while using sculpting the shoulders.
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Single Leg Stand with Side Lateral Raise Exercise Hi, Michael Carson here and I've got an intermediate exercise for you using a dumbbell. Now it’s going to be a single leg standing with an alternating lateral raise. What that does is recruit the muscles of your core while making you have to stabilize balance at the same time. What does that mean? I'm going to stand in one leg, lifting this opposite leg. And as I lift this leg, I'm keeping the knee underneath and actually over the foot. So the foot is directly beneath the knee. This makes it more challenging as you can see right now. I'm forcing myself to hold this balance. It’s fantastic for working upper body and working your middle body and your lower body in one exercise. As soon as you get that balance, with your weight on your left heel, my left heel is on the ground. My left glut is squeezing and I'm going to lift the weight. As the weight is lifting, there's a whole new series of demands has been happened from my core, from my hips, from my thighs and from the shoulders. So I can feel this. I have to concentrate a little bit. I need to breathe and as you can see, it’s working from the front right through the abs. So you’re going to stop nice and tall. I'm going to change side for you. Now I'm changing side, so you make sure you get that balance nice and firm. Press through the standing foot right through the heel. Lock those bones and shoulders tall and just lift. That’s it. Make sure you engage to the abs and more engage through abs. I know you're going to feel through the core and more calories you're going to burn and more effect from the exercise all together. Let’s just do one more. All right, that’s an intermediate exercise, single leg balance with an alternating side lateral raise.