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Standing Balance Lateral Reach

The Standing Balance Lateral Reach exercise primarily targets side muscles and legs, improving stability, coordination, and control. Ideal for beginners and rehab programs, it aids in fall prevention.
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Standing Balance Lateral Reach instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight, feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides.
2
Shift weight onto your left leg, letting your right foot barely touch the floor for balance.
3
Lift your right leg while reaching your left hand out to the side, touching your right ankle.
4
Return to the starting position and try to keep your right foot from touching the ground.
5
Repeat the same motion on the opposite side for one complete rep.
Stand up straight, feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides.
Shift weight onto your left leg, letting your right foot barely touch the floor for balance.
Lift your right leg while reaching your left hand out to the side, touching your right ankle.
Return to the starting position and try to keep your right foot from touching the ground.
Repeat the same motion on the opposite side for one complete rep.
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