Peterson Steps Ups will focus on your vastus medialis oblique or teardrop quadricep muscle, while also training the gluteus medius. Strengthening and synergy of these muscles will stabilise the femur or thigh bone to improve walking and running patterns.
This resistance band exercise specifically targets the hamstring muscle group which is responsible for hip extension and knee flexion or bending. Strengthening of the hamstring group improves function of the low back, hips and legs.
This stability ball exercise targets the hamstring muscle group while also engaging the core and full posterior chain. This is a low impact, highly effective exercise for strengthening the hip flexor and extensor groups, and also for deep stabilising the abdominal muscles. Watch this video for differing variations to increase the challenge.