Lets talk about balance and stability! If one possesses a weak stability muscle, it can create instability and create pain. For example, if your gluteal muscles are weak, odds are you will experience back pain. Our Gluts, specifically Glut Medius acts as the rotator cuff for the lower back and core.
A Continuous Front Step Up is a terrific exercise for increasing balance and stability, while also rehabbing and/or preventing back injuries. It targets the lateral and mid quadriceps muscles, but more importantly stresses the stability muscles of the Gluts. A remedial exercise such as the Continuous Front Step Up seems tedious, but the time invested in this lift will dramatically improve your quality of life and performance.
A good way to relieve and prevent back issues from occurring is to commit to training your stability lifts 1-2 times per week either at the beginning, or at the end of training sessions. The first exercises programmed in the “A” series gets the best training effect due to the nervous system being fresh and recovered. If balance, or back health are issues, they should be addressed first, otherwise grouping these remedial lifts at the end of workouts work well.
Enjoy the video link on proper execution!