YOGA BOW LEG SEQUENCE FOR BASKETBALLERS – 4 Exercises That Work

YOGA BOW LEG SEQUENCE FOR BASKETBALLERS – 4 Exercises That Work


If you’re a basketball player and have developed
bow legs, then this is your sequencee because in this video, I will show you a yoga bow
leg sequence for basketball players. My name is Chi, and you’re welcome to The
Body Conditioner. Here, we work in, not out. If you’re new to The Body Conditoner, hi,
you’re absolutely welcome. Please say hi in the comments section. I really want to get to know you. If you’re wondering what makes me an expert
on your bow legs, then, keep watching because I’m absolutely passionate about healing, I’m
passionate about physiology and yoga, and here at The Body Conditioner, we’re working
in. I want to give you tools to help make structural
changes in your body. I work as a private yoga instructor. I have PhD in communications and I am a recording jazz vocalist, and what I’ve learned is that healing, transformation and correction of
certain muscle groups, imbalances, takes time and your devotion. If you have missed my video on how long does
it take to fix my bow legs, then please click here in the cards or further below in the
description. So, let me run you basketball players through
this sequence for you guys, something you can incorporate into your daily practice. Something that can help with the challenges
of knee alignment and definitely that can help to jump higher. Basketball is an awesome team sport. I sometimes miss it. I played it for ten years, but it also comes
with injuries. I didn’t really have any knee injuries, thank
God, but I sprained my ankles a lot. And that’s why I have hypermobile ankles. What that means is that they are hypermobile. They can move into any direction. In general, my ankles over-supinate and this is something I’m sure 80% of you, at least 80% have too. That means those ligaments here at the outer
edge of the foot are not strong enough, not stable enough to keep your foot in a stable
and secure position. So, this is something that is super, super
important for basketball players. You need to have a solid foundation for your
stand in order to jump, in order to run, in order to do your defense. So, make sure to pin down your big toe. And obviously, this is something that comes easier
to you when you’re not on the field, when you’re not playing, when you’re not practising. So, remember to practise that when you’re
at home. When you’re walking around in your house,
in your apartment. Pin down the big toes. Land the toe down so that you begin to get
a good feel for what it means to have a balanced foot, a balanced foundation which you stand
on. Then coming to your knees, obviously, we need
a healthy alignment for a good practise, a good basketball practise, for a solid game. In order for you to play many, many years with as
little injuries as possible. Now, on top of that, you have bow legs. So, we want to make sure that you activate
your hip adductors, your inner thigh muscles. So, from time to time, remember to ativate
them – squeeze them together. Do the practise here. Use a book in-between the thighs, squeeze
this together so that you get a feel for the hip adductors to activate them and to make
sure that they are healthy, strong and flexible. And obviously, what is super important is
the health of your quads, the front of your thighs. We do a lot of things in a kind of squatted position when we play basketball, you do your defense, you do your offense, you start
to jump out of that squatted position. So, all of that requires healthy quads. And since you already do so much strength
work for the quads, it’s very important that we also lengthen and stretch the quads, especially
here, your rectus femoris. So, let me show you a simple quads stretch. Slowly move one leg against the wall, the
other foot forward, move the knee as close to the wall as you can, then come
up and begin to feel the stretch here in the front of the tigh, and then you do the other
side. Stay on every side for at least ten breaths
so that you can get a good stretch out of that, and then you do the other side. And lastly, super important if you want to
jump high, if you want to dunk, if you want to have a good solid foundation for your feet
to land on, is the health of your calf muscles, your gastrocnemius and soleus. If these muscles are strong enough, they kind
of carry the whole weight. So, let me show you two exercises. One is to strengthen them, and the other one
to stretch them. So, you simply stand up, move against a
wall, and then you stand on one leg, and as you inhale, you lift up. Inhalation up and exhale, down. Inhalation up, and exhale down. Do this a few times, ten times on each side. Keep your finger tips agains the wall, and
breathing regularly. Notice how intense that is, and really carrying
your whole weight on one foot. And then, you want to stretch the same, the runner’s lunge. You slowly move the leg backwards, one leg backwards, keep the heel on the ground
and push the heel down. So, you push the heel down, you keep the leg
straight, you keep both feet on two tracks parrallel to each other and then you begin
to feel the stretch in your calf muscles and stay there eqaully for ten breaths before
you change. And this is about it. Incorporate all these four things into your
practice, and I’m sure you will get better. Have a fantastic day. If you want to get my free ebook on how to
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