Quadriceps, Short Arcs (Strength)

  1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee and put your left foot flat on the floor.

  2. Place a rolled-up towel under your right thigh, just above your knee. Relax your leg.

  3. Straighten your right leg, lifting your foot off the floor. Hold for 5 seconds. Then relax.

  4. Repeat the lifting motion 10 times.

  5. Switch legs and then repeat.

Woman sitting on floor doing straight leg raise with towel under knee.

Challenge yourself 

Use ankle weights for a tougher workout. Ask your healthcare provider what size ankle weights to use.

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