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Series: My Favorite Ground to Stand exercises #3

Video #3: Reaching underswitch to stand

Here are the key benefits of the underswitch to stand exercise:

  1. Hip and Ankle Mobility:
    The underswitch to stand requires significant hip and ankle range of motion, helping to improve overall lower body mobility.
  2. Core Strength and Stability:
    Maintaining proper form and control throughout the movement challenges the core muscles, enhancing core strength and stability.
  3. Balance and Proprioception:
    Transitioning from the underswitch position to a standing position requires excellent balance and body awareness (proprioception).
  4. Full-Body Coordination:
    Executing the underswitch to stand exercise involves coordinating the movement of the legs, hips, core, and upper body, promoting total body integration and control.
  5. Functional Movement Pattern:
    The underswitch to stand mimics the natural movement pattern of standing up from a seated or lying position, making it a practical and functional exercise.
  6. Injury Prevention:
    Improving the mobility, strength, and control required for the underswitch to stand can help reduce the risk of lower body and back injuries.
  7. Stability and Control:
    The ability to smoothly transition from the underswitch position to standing demonstrates a high level of stability and control over your body.

Remember to always prioritize proper form and technique when performing the underswitch to stand exercise to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk of injury.

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