Lower Body Chair Workout
Senior Strength Training Exercises Video Series
This lower body chair workout is great for seniors and those with
There are 5 different exercises in this one
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
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
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
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
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