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Quadriceps, Short Arcs (Strength)

Seated woman doing straight leg raise with towel under knee.

  1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up 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 10 times, or as instructed.

  5. Switch legs and then repeat.


Challenge yourself

Use ankle weights for a tougher workout. Your healthcare provider will tell you what size ankle weights to use.

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