Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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I have a few non-riding exercises I have been doing... And you will feel the burn. They are mostly for balance, leg muscle strengthening, and extending your heels.
The first one incorporates a proper lining of your heal, hip, and shoulder. Stand with your legs apart, wider than your shoulder but not super wide, make sure hips are lined up with your heels, then your shoulders to your hip (and heel), you will know if you are in the correct position because you will feel your weight shift down to your butt and legs, but if you have the feel for it shift it to your legs. Now rock your hips up and down and side to side. Within one minute your should feel a good burn in your thighs and some in your calves.
The second is stand with your feet slightly apart, standing straight with your hip and and shoulder aligned. Now slowly lean forward, keeping your back straight ( shoulder to hip) and lift your left leg back and up, slowly, while keeping your left heel down. Lift your leg back and up as high as you can go while maintaining your balance and a correct position. Then slowly lower your leg back down and then move it up in front of you. When lifting in front, keep your heel down and your leg as straight as possible while in front of you. Repeat with your right leg.
The third exercise, stand positioned the same as the second exercise, hips and shoulder straight, now extend your left leg forward keeping your heel down and toes up as possible, with your left leg extended forward, rotate it left and right four times, then return your leg back to where it would be in your standing position, but do not stand, keeping your heel down, move your leg from under you and out to the left four times. Then extend your leg back behind you, keeping your heel down move your leg left and right four times. Repeat with your right leg.
Hopefully, these will help you as much as they have helped me.
I'm sorry in advance if it comes out confusing.
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