This exercise stretches your hip and thigh muscles and strengthens your arm and leg muscles.
- Bring the bottoms of your feet together, then draw them as close to your body as you can.
- Cup your hands under your knees.
- Press your knees toward the floor. At the same time, resist that force by pulling upward with your hands. Do this while slowly counting to 3. Relax.
- Gradually increase the number of presses you do each day. A good goal is 10 times, twice daily.
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014