Strengthening Exercises For Your Lower Body

Strengthening Exercises for Lower Body

Here’s some strengthening exercises for your lower body — legs and hips

Title Stretch

Tighten this muscle and hold for 2 seconds, do this 20 times, and do 2 more sessions each day. It is wise to do these exercises for both legs, and also a good way for you to monitor your progress by comparing your strength in you affected leg to that in your unaffected leg.

Strengthening Hamstring Sets

With foot turned outward, tighten muscles on back of thigh by pulling heel down into the floor or table. Hold 2 seconds. Repeat 20 times. Do 2 sessions per day.

Strengthening Side Lying Hip Abduction

While lying on your side, tighten muscles on the front of thigh, then lift leg 8-10 inches. Hold 2 seconds. Repeat 20-40 times. Do 2 sessions per day.

Strengthening Prone Hip Extension

While lying on your stomach, tighten muscles on the front of thigh, then lift leg 8-10 inches. Hold 2 seconds, Repeat 20-40 times. Do 2 sessions per day.

Strengthening Straight Leg Raise

Tighten muscle on front of thigh, then lift leg 8-10 inches from floor or table. Hold 2 seconds, Repeat 20-40 times. Do 2 sessions per day.