Core strength: Single leg balance - Women's Running

Core strength: Single leg balance

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

 Core strength: Single leg balance

Your muscles are only as strong as the nerves supplying them. The better the communication between your brain and your muscles, the better your running will be. Core strength: Single leg balance exercise is also excellent if you’re recovering from an injury.


  • Stand on your left leg and raise your right leg off the floor.
  • Keep your eyes closed for 20 seconds, increasing the time up to one minute.
  • Use your arms for balance, but don’t hold onto anything.
  • Lower your leg and repeat on the other side.

Be safe:

Ensure there are no objects around you which could cause an injury if you lost your balance.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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