Peter Attia's Lower-body Stability Exercises
#3 Live Longer Weekly
Today’s Live Longer Weekly post is focused on some of the lower body stability and balance exercises done by Peter Attia. As Attia himself says, these exercises are often overlooked but are a critical aspect of training, especially if we want to remain injury-free, maintain balance, and prevent falls as we age. Simply 10 minutes of these exercises daily can be helpful!
Thanks to Peter Attia, I’ve incorporated stability exercises into my workout, and recognize the importance of them specially after I broke my foot earlier this year.
Hope this compilation helps you get started as well!
This post is part of my series Live Longer Weekly, where I curate actionable longevity tips from some of the best longevity experts in the world - Peter Attia, Rhonda Patrick, Andrew Huberman, Bryan Johnson and so on.
Let's all improve our health day by day, week by week.
#1 How and why to perform a step-up - Peter Attia & Beth Lewis
“We consider this a foundational movement and one of the most important ways you will learn to load the hip and do a so called hip hinge.”
#2 Peter Attia’s new favorite corrective movement to strengthen hip abductors
“It’s an important movement, especially on my right foot, to strengthen my hip abductors. The heavier and more dynamic the load (e.g., rucking), the more foundational training you may need to support it.”
#3 How and why to train balance with eyes closed - Peter Attia & Beth Lewis
“The purpose of this activity is to work on lower leg stiffness. We need lower leg stiffness to efficiently push us forward through space. This can actually prevent falling as you age.” - Beth Lewis
“This is another one of those things that is a foundational movement. As we age, we lose this lower-leg variability…This is something that I think we should be doing constantly.” - Peter Attia
#4 Peter Attia on the importance of strengthening your feet
“Feet, feet, feet. The harder you work them, the more you need to pay attention to the little things.”
#5 Peter Attia on hip thrusters for low risk heavy hip extensions
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Previous Live Longer Weekly posts:
#1 Live Longer Weekly: Peter Attia’s protein consumption, Rhonda Patrick on Omega-3 for high IQ kids, Bryan Johnson’s workout, sunglasses for eye protection, sitting on the floor
#2 Live Longer Weekly: Huberman on post-workout breathing tools, Rhonda Patrick’s skincare routine, Peter Attia’s effective warm-up workout, Lessons from a 100+ year old who reversed cancer