One Leg Toe Touch

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The one leg toe touch is a beginner lower body exercise. This is a challenging beginner exercise that targets the hamstring and also helps to improve balance.


Picture of Hamstrings


The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

Picture of Back (lower)

Back (lower)

The lower back is often not trained because it is not visible in the mirror. If you have weak lower back muscles, there is nothing to help pull back against the spine, putting you at risk of developing poor posture (hunched over). Weak lower back muscles can also lead to lower back pain.

Exercise Instructions

one leg toe touch - step 1

Step 1

Start off standing on one foot with a soft bend in your knee, your back straight and your shoulders pulled back.

one leg toe touch - step 2

Step 2

Keep a soft bend in your knee and your lower back flat as you bend forward and touch the floor in front of you.

one leg toe touch - step 3

Step 3

Pull your body back up to a standing position and repeat.