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Lower Body Chair Workout

Senior Strength Training Exercises Video Series

This lower body chair workout is great for seniors and those with physical limitations.

There are 5 different exercises in this one video.

These exercises include the toe raise, heel raises, straight leg raise, knee raise and hip abduction.

There is also one exercise that is for the upper body. It is an upper back strengthening exercise.

While this video does repeat the knee raise, it was worth putting in this series for all the other exercises.

The toe raises and straight leg raise will strengthen your thighs. The heel raises help strengthen the calf muscles. The knee raise helps strengthen the front of the hip and the hip abduction strengthens the outer hip area.

All of these muscles are critical to keeping a strong lower body. This will help reduce the risk of falls and injuries.

Exercise #7 - Lower Body Chair Workout

For this lower body chair exercise routine, there are no step by step instructions.

The video is self explanatory and has notes with each new exercise. For the back exercise you will need a resistance band.

You can do these senior strengthening exercises with using just your body weight.

If you want to add additional resistance, try using some ankle weights. This will add a bit more resistance to really help strengthen the lower body.

If at any point you start to feel strain on your knees or ankles, then remove the ankle weights. The video has you do ten repetitions of each exercise for each leg.

If this is too much for you, stop when you think that's your limit and then continue on once she changes to the next exercise.

This video is about 10 minutes long, so you will need to set aside time to complete this senior workout.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and use a chair that is at the proper height for you.

Watch the video below to follow along with this lower body senior workout.


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