Strength

Strength, GYM

Seated leg extension machine (Single Leg)

1. Sit on the machine and adjust the lever for your height. The pads should tuck under your knee and on top of the lowest part of the front of your leg. Your legs should be at a 90 degree angle. 2. Hold the handles and use your quadriceps to extend your legs straight whilst keeping the rest of your body still. 3. Slowly lower your legs back to the original position.

Strength, GYM

Seated leg extension machine

1. Sit on the machine and adjust the lever for your height. The pads should tuck under your knee and on top of the lowest part of the front of your leg. Your legs should be at a 90 degree angle. 2. Hold the handles and use your quadriceps to extend your legs straight whilst keeping the rest of your body still. 3. Slowly lower your legs back to the original position.

no equipment, Strength, stretch bands

Standing Hip Abduction - Resistance Bands

With equipment - extended your leg out ~2 feet from you body hold for two seconds and return slowly back to both feet together.

No equipment - Lie on your side with your hips stacked.

  1. Support your head by folding your floor side arm under your head.

  2. Place your top hand on the floor in front of you as a reminder not to lean forward or backward.

  3. Stack and flex both feet.

  4. Lift your top leg up just higher than your hip until you feel your hip flex and hold for 2 seconds.

  5. Lower down for a count of 3, returning to the start position.

no equipment, Strength

V-Ups

Lie flat on your back with legs straight and arms stretched overhead, holding a medicine ball with both hands. Use your core to lift your hands and feet simultaneously toward the ceiling until your body is in a “V” position. At the top of the “V,” pass the ball from your hands to your feet. Holding the ball between your feet, slowly lower your arms and legs down to the floor. Raise your body back into a “V,” pass the ball from your feet to your hands and return to the start position. That’s one rep

no equipment, Strength

Side Bends

Start seated on your left hip with your left leg bent and resting on the mat. Your right leg is bent and in front of your left leg with the sole of your right foot flat on the mat. The knee of the right leg is lifted and pointing upwards. The eight hip is open and laterally rotated. The torso is supported by the left hand which is almost (but not quite) directly below the shoulder. Instead, the bottom hand is far enough out to the side so that the shoulder and wrist will be in one line once the hips are lifted (during the more active part of the exercise). The top (right) arm rests on the top knee, palm facing up.

  •  Inhale and lift the pelvis up, bringing the top arm overhead and squeezing the legs together. The body is supported by the right hand and the soles of the feet.

  •  Return to the starting position.