Strengthens thigh and hip
muscles. Use ankle weights, if you are ready to. Stand to
the side or behind a chair or table, holding it with one
hand for balance. Take 3 seconds to bend your left knee and
bring it as far toward your chest as possible. Stand
straight throughout, without bending at the waist or hips.
Hold position for 1 second, then take 3 seconds to lower
your left leg all the way down. Repeat with right leg;
alternate legs until you have done 8 to 15 repetitions on
each side. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 alternating
- Stand straight,
holding tall, stable object for balance.
- Slowly bend one knee
toward chest, without bending waist or hips.
- Slowly lower leg all
the way down.
- Repeat with other