Unilateral Exercises Build Balance
Strength training often consists of bilateral movements, i.e. lifting, pulling and pressing using both limbs.
These are great for building a stronger body, however, incorporating unilateral movements (using only one limb) can bring balance and build strength.
Sprinkle these movements between your compound bilateral exercises to achieve an overall balanced and functional body, reducing risk of injury from an imbalanced body.
Trainer Tip in Action
Check out YWCA trainer Ramona Vann’s quick and easy unilateral exercise, the Bulgarian Split Squat.
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