This exercise is a a slightly advanced version of a regular squat (which is one of the most important exercises you can do).
Don't worry, it's not a complete one-leg squat (I probably should have given it a different name!). It's great because it adds variety and extra challenge to your trunk and postural muscles.
We do lots of squats, but that doesn't mean we need to keep doing the same thing and getting bored.
Try this if you want a slightly more challenging squat variation.
As this will challenge your balance, we recommend having a chair or other support in front of you when you do this exercise. Hold on or keep your hands close in case you need to.
As with all our exercises (and everything you do in fact!), start by standing up tall and keep breathing regularly. It's really easy to hold your breath when you're concentrating!
When you do this exercise, try to:
- Look straight ahead and keep your chest open
- Keep your weight over each foot (so don't tip or push your hip out to the side)
- Lower down slowly and in a controlled manner
Let us know how you get on with this exercise!