This exercise can be done by anyone wanting to strengthen their quadriceps muscle (muscle located on the front of your thigh). I do it regularly, it works great, and it does not require any special equipment.
In addition to strengthening my quadriceps, it also helps to stretch out my total knee replacement muscles surrounding my bionic knee. I could not do this exercise until a few months after my tkr. The time frame, for me, was about five months post tkr. You may be different. 🙂
As with all exercises or advice of my blog, this is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Check with your doctor or medical professional prior to starting any exercise program.
Stand about a 1-1/2 feet from a smooth wall. Lean back against it.
Bend your knees and slowly lower yourself until you feel a pull.
Hold for 5-10 seconds.
Rise up slowly.
As this exercise becomes easier, lower yourself at faster pace.
Start with 10 repetitions and increase to whatever your heart’s content.
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