If the standing psoas march is too challenging, try this variation lying on your back. This is a great alternative for individuals with...
- Poor balance
- Poor standing tolerance
- Would benefit from feedback from the ground
A correct version is demonstrated on top. The individual should focus on keeping their core engaged to minimize low back movement. You want to isolate alternating hip flexion and extension while stabilizing the rest of the body. The green line represents the abs are engaged. I should be extending my hip fully on both sides but I don't, can you notice the difference?
An incorrect version is demonstrated on the bottom. You can appreciate the lack of isolation at the hip joints in this demonstration compared to the other. The abs are not helping to stabilize the trunk, and the belly rising is an indication of the low back arching.
If this exercise is too difficult, take away the band or add a swissball!