Strengthens muscles in back of thigh.
Use ankle weights, if you are ready to. Stand straight, very close to
a table or chair, holding it for balance. Take 3 seconds to bend your
left knee so that your calf comes as far up toward the back of your thigh
as possible. Don't move your upper leg at all; bend your knee only. Take
3 seconds to lower your left leg all the way back down. Repeat with right
leg. Alternate legs until you have done 8 to 15 repetitions with each
leg. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 alternating repetitions.
- Stand straight; hold
onto table for balance.
- Slowly bend knee as
far as possible.
- Slowly lower foot
all the way back down.
- Repeat with other