A common muscular imbalance found in dancers is tight and weak abductors. Muscular imbalances can lead to compensating and incorrect form, which can result in injury. The repetitive nature of ballet and most sports can cause certain muscle groups to work way more than others leading to a muscular imbalance. This type of work can inhibit a dancer or athlete from attaining peak performance if a weakness or tightness is never addressed.
Try these exercises to strengthen these muscles!
FLEXISTRETCHER MONSTER WALKS
REPETITION: Begin with 5 walks forward and 5 walks back
SETS: 3-5 sets
CUES: Watch out for the pelvis tilting. Keep the hip bones level and concentrate on movement in the leg only.
MODIFICATIONS: Take smaller or bigger steps.
FLEXISTRETCHER SUPINE MIDDLE SPLIT SERIES