The Issue: Unequal Leg Strength
Nearly everyone favors one side, but too much asymmetry leads to injury, says Dr. Peter Gorman. Try this move to see if you’re at risk: Stand on one leg and raise the other in front of you as high as you can; hold it for 15 seconds. Test the other side, and take note of differences in height and difficulty.
Here, the test is the answer. Practice the hold on your weaker side, concentrating on lifting the leg higher and holding it up longer. Once that’s easy, try it with your eyes closed. Then stand on a pillow or BOSU ball to add a balance challenge. Keep this up daily until your legs are as equal in strength and stability as possible.Back to top