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First things first we need to see how your balance is…
The following three balance testers are a great place to start.

After taking these simple tests you should at least have an idea of how proficient at balance your body is. Even if you pass all these with flying colors it is still a good idea to keep working your balance muscles so they stay keep you up to speed in the balance department. If you didn't do so well don't worry there's hope!!!

Below you will find some great balance exercises. Do these on a regular basis and your balance will be better than ever!!!

Liftoff

Stand with feet together, arms by sides.
Hinge forward from hips until back is parallel to ground, arms extended down.
Simultaneously lift left leg behind you and raise arms directly out to sides.
Maintaining hinge position, lower arms and leg so that they are a few inches off ground; repeat for 1 minute. Switch legs for next circuit.

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Single Leg deadlift

Step 1: Stand in normal stance with one foot in front of other looking straight ahead. Arms at your side.

Step 2: Bend down and touch the floor with your right hand while your left leg naturally kick back to where its parallel to the ground. Repeat for 10 reps. Do both sides.

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The March

Step 1: Start with your feet hip-width apart and your arms straight above your head. Keep your back straight and your chest up.

Step 2: Kick your right leg upward while bring your left arm downward so that your right foot and left hand try to meet. Keep both your arms and legs straight.

Step 3: Return to the starting position and switch sides. You should preform this move quickly while maintaining proper form.

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Leaning Pointers

Step 1: Begin with both feet shoulder width apart. Bring back your left leg into a 90-degree angle and hold with your left arm. You should be balancing on your right foot with your right arm directly out in front of you for balance.

Step 2: Slowly bend down like you are going to touch your toes bringing your right hand down to touch the floor. Bring your body back upright to the starting position. This is one rep. Repeat 10 reps and then switch to the other side.

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Hands Up Lunge

Step 1: Raise arms overhead so that your arms are touching your ears. Keep your feet hip-width apart, back straight and chest up.

Step 2: Stretch your hands up, and sink into a wide lunge lunge. You should feel this stretch in your legs and your lower back. Maintain balance and hold for 3-5 seconds, repeat on other side.

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