Important Seated Leg Exercises For Seniors | How To Perform Correctly


G’day guys, welcome back to another exercise video. This week’s exercise video is a follow-on from last week in which I showed you how to do the correct technique for standing leg exercises. This week, I’m going to show you how to do the correct exercise technique for seated leg exercises. I did also say, I’m going to be getting an exercise library up and I have done that, the start of the most extensive exercise library on the internet for seniors is up on the morelifehealth website. I will add to this every single week by putting more exercises up, so whatever you get stuck on a certain exercise or just don’t feel that you’re doing it correctly, you can check this section of the morelifehealth website and learn how to do the exercise. I’ll drop a link to the exercise library in the description below this video. Okay! Let’s get into the exercises now guys. I’ll catch you at the end of the video! Sitting up tall with your shoulders back and down, lifting one leg up extending at the knee. Hold briefly at the top of the movement, squeezing the muscles at the front of the thigh before lowering your leg back down. Ensure the movement is slow and controlled. Alternate legs, ensuring full knee extension and repeat for the set repetitions. Sitting up tall in your chair with your shoulders back and down. Shuffle forward to the middle of your chair, bring your foot back towards the chair as far as you can go. Bring back to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg. Ensure the movement is slow and controlled, and repeat for the set repetitions. Sitting up tall in your chair with your feet, hip-width apart. Bring your feet back so your heels are behind your knees. From this position, lifting your heels up off the floor coming up onto those toes, holding briefly before coming back down. Repeat for the desired repetitions. Sitting up tall in your chair with your shoulders back and down, lift one leg up keeping the knee bend. Hold briefly and slowly lower it back to the ground. Repeat for the set repetitions and change legs. Sitting up tall with your feet, hip-width apart, placing your hands on the outside of your knees. Use your knees to push out into your hands and hold this position for 5 seconds and relax. Repeat for the set repetitions. Wrapping our resistance band around your thighs, keeping your knees, hip-width apart. Slowly push your knees out to each side and then bring them back in, in a controlled motion. Do not rush the exercise and maintain an upright posture. Repeat for the set repetitions. Sitting up tall in your chair, shuffle forward to the middle of the chair. In this position using a cushion or a rolled-up towel, place the item between your knees. Move your feet in, ensuring they are in line with your knees. Holding the cushion lightly with your knees, you’re now going to squeeze the cushion using your knees. Hold this for 5 seconds and relax. Repeat for the set repetitions. Shuffle to the front of your chair, keeping your hands on the opposite leg, place one leg out in front of you. Now keep your legs straight and point your toes towards the ceiling. Now ensure you remain upright with a straight back and lean forward at the hips. You will feel a stretch in the back of your straight leg. Hold for the set time and change legs. Sitting up tall with your shoulders back and down, lift one leg to your chest and hug the leg. Hold for the set time and change legs. Ensure your shoulders are back and down throughout the exercise. Sitting up tall, shuffle forward to the front of your chair whilst continuing to hold on to the chair, extend your legs out and cross one leg over the other leg. In a slow and controlled way, slide your heel up your shin until over the kneecap. Now bend your other leg up, keeping your back straight and placing your hands on your shins. Stay in this position and to add a little more stretch, you can lean forward, keeping your chest up and your shoulders parallel to the floor. Hold for the set time and change legs. To view the exercise library, I’ve dropped the link in the description box. So head over there, whenever you feel stuck on an exercise, it will continue to grow every week. Thanks for playing along guys. I’ll catch you next time!

2 thoughts on “Important Seated Leg Exercises For Seniors | How To Perform Correctly

  1. I was very disappointed in this video. My grandmother, she is a big fan of this man and his vibrant energy. We enjoy the chair leg exercises. She has been on the road to recovery after 20 years of poor nutrition and ignoring medical procedures and staying indoors and inactive. Now she has great great blood pressure and we have corrected her disfuncional body parts, all that is left is to strengthen her feet, knees and entire leg. Please do the routine with your viewers. We really appreciate it. I want my grandmother to return to her home country in perfect health and new knowledge.

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