Knee Flexion Exercise
Strengthens muscles in back of thigh.
- Stand straight holding onto a table or chair for balance.
- Slowly bend knee as far as possible. Don't move your upper leg at all; bend your knee only.
- Hold position for 1 second.
- Slowly lower foot all the way back down. Pause.
- Repeat with other 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.
When you are ready, add ankle weights.