Stork Squat – Chop

  • HOW: Begin by standing near a wall. Assume a march position to stabilize an object such as a swissball using the knee of the leg that is in the march position closest to the wall. Abduct or push the thigh out into the object. Push your hips back, bend at the knees, let the torso fall forward. Add in a rotation over the stance leg with the torso. Rotate away from the stance leg, lift the trunk up, straighten the knee, and bring the hips forward to the starting position. Repeat for duration or reps. 
  • FEEL: Will feel the side abdominals working, will feel the side hips working, will feel the quadriceps working. 
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid falling towards the wall with the hips. Avoid letting the knee come inside the big toe.

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