Purpose of the exercise: Strengthen the gluteus medius, hamstrings, and quads.
- Begin lying on your right side, making one long line from your head to your heels. Float your left leg up to hip height.
- Flex your left foot as you reach the leg forward. Bend the left leg to bring the toes through to brush your right knee and extend the left leg back with a pointed foot. Flex to brush forward again with a straight leg to repeat. Bicycle in this direction eight times. Then reverse the bicycle. Switch sides to repeat both directions on the opposite leg.
Tip: Stay active from head to toe [think of pressing energy out through your foot] to keep the whole body long and stable as you move the leg.