March MATness Day 30: Control Balance

Yesterday, we urged clients to Hang On! and let the legs do the work.  Today, the legs are still doing the work, but we want them to try to Break Free.

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The Control Balance exercise is all about creating a stable balance point for the body and maintaining it throughout the movement.  In order to make this a more successful endeavor for our clients, we want to cue them to focus on the grasped leg.

The upward force into the hands created by the grasped leg (trying to “Break Free” of the grasp) acts as a counter balance to the leg moving away from the body’s center of gravity, helping the client stay balanced in the inverted position.

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