Free Exercise of the Week: Caterpillar – Level 4
Bring the right knee in toward the chest and then rotate it outward, like a dog lifting its leg. Bring the knee down, and move the leg back to starting position. Repeat 20 times. (The movement comes from your hip, and the knee shouldn’t be lifted higher than your waist.) Next do six push-ups with leg raised as before. Rest for 15 seconds before repeating Moves One through Four with the other leg.
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This exercise is:
Good for the Brain: You need to concentrate in postural alignment, balance, core stabilization. Once that your challenged by the initial balance position your brain receives the command of performing a physical voluntary movement: Multitasking a balanced with a cognitive physical movement without losing postural alignment
Areas of the brain used: Balance (Balance, coordination, posture alignment), Frontal Cortex (voluntary physical movement), Motor Area ( area of the brain controlling that leg)
Good for your body:
When your body is in imbalance, you are training your core. This is exercise will improve your joints, balance, elasticity and flexibility. besides you will be working your biceps brachii, pectoralis major and anterior deltoids as stabilizers
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