Focus: Engaging Core and Quads
Start on your back, arms by your side, bend one leg, keep the other leg straight, slowly raise and lower straight leg appropriately.
Flat-leg raises are a simple but effective exercise that can be used in physical therapy to strengthen the core muscles. The core muscles are responsible for maintaining posture, stability, and balance, and they play an important role in many activities of daily living. Flat-leg raises can help to improve core strength and function, which can lead to a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved posture
- Improved balance
- Increased core stability
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Reduced pain
- Improved quality of life
Flat-leg raises are a safe and effective exercise that can be done by people of all fitness levels. They can be performed at home or in a gym, and they do not require any special equipment. To do a flat-leg raise, simply lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Slowly raise your legs up until they are parallel to the floor, and then slowly lower them back down. Repeat this exercise 10-15 times, and gradually increase the number of repetitions as you get stronger.
If you have any pain or discomfort while doing flat-leg raises, stop the exercise and consult with your physical therapist.