Single leg hopping (On the floor)

Single leg hopping (On the floor)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel a “burn” or fatigue build up in the muscles of the legs, hip and foot. Under the foot can in some people feel very fatigued but this is normal.


  • Stand nearby a table or a support for safety on one leg
  • When you feel ready take your hands off your support and continue to balance
  • Keep your hands close to your support in case you need to grab hold

Main muscles targeted:

  • All muscles of the leg and hips
  • Core for stability

Main benefits:

Single leg stance is a beginner exercise used to improve the proprioception and the balance ability of the leg (ankle, knee and hips). The longer you stand on one leg the more the muscles will fatigue potentially leading to more muscular endurance. It will also challenge the proprioceptive ability of the brain which will hopefully improve your ability to balance in every day life situations.