Strengthens muscles at
sides of hips and thighs. Use ankle weights, if you are
ready to. Stand up straight, directly behind a table or
chair, feet slightly apart. Hold onto the table to help keep
your balance. Take 3 seconds to lift your right leg 6 to 12
inches out to the side. Keep your back and both legs
straight. Don't point your toes outward; keep them facing
forward. Hold the position for 1 second. Take 3 seconds to
lower your leg back to the starting position. Repeat with
left leg. Alternate legs, until you have repeated the
exercise 8 to 15 times with each leg. Rest; do another set
of 8 to 15 alternating repetitions.
- Stand straight,
directly behind table, feet slightly apart.
- Hold table for
- Slowly lift one leg
to side, 6-12 inches.
- Slowly lower
- Repeat with other
- Back and both knees are
straight throughout exercise.