Objectives

  • Pre-Exercise warm up.
  • Prepares legs and hips for movement.

Targeted Muscles

  • Leg and Hip Musculature

How to Perform

1Begin by standing with feet hip width apart.
2Lift your left leg and foot out laterally. As you place your foot down squat gently into hips and knees.
3Gently push away from the floor, extending your legs and bring your feet back together in the start position.
4Repeat 5x’s to one side then back 5x’s to the start position.

Alternative Exercise Suggestions for Patients with an ICD

1No Restrictions

Common Challenges

  • Tightness in the hips, knees and ankles can inhibit this movement. Complete the “Breathing and Stretching” in the program and then try again.

Load Sets Reps Tempo Rest
n/a 1 4x's out and 4x's back to start position Slow and Controlled n/a

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