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Leg Band Exercises

Is your exercise band gathering dust?

This is week 3 of our series demonstrating lots of different ways you can use your ignored exercise band.  This week’s focus is the legs.

Seated Leg Extension

Seated Leg Extension

Benefits of the exercise:

Strengthens the front of the leg

Tips:

  • Do this without a band to make it easier
  • Alternate sides if it feels better for your knees and hips

How many should I do?

  • 10 either side

Video:


Side raises with a lunge

Side raises with a lunge

Benefits of the exercise:

Strengthens the front and backs of both legs as well as improving balance

Tips:

  • Do this without a band to make it easier
  • Keep your chest lifted

How many should I do?

  • 10 either side

Video:


Leg stretch (easy version)

Leg stretch (easy version)

Benefits of the exercise:

Stretches the front of the leg

Tips:

  • Using a band makes this stretch accessible if you can’t reach your shoe
  • Try to keep your knees aligned

How long should I hold the stretch?

  • 30-45 seconds

Video:


Good Luck!

Erin

Vintage Fitness

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