3 Moves That Kick Butt, Without Hurting Your Knees
Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart.
Lower your body by pushing your hips back and bending your knees
until your butt is parallel to the floor. Pause, then slowly push
yourself back to the starting position. You can also start by sitting
on a firm chair and standing without assistance.
SUPINE HIP BRIDGE
Lie on the floor, arms at your sides, knees bent,
and heels on the floor. Lift your hips until your knees, hips,
and shoulders form a straight line.
Hold for two seconds, then return to start.
For more of a challenge, extend one leg toward the ceiling,
elevate the heel on a box, or add a dumbbell press.
BANDED LATERAL WALK
Place a mini resistance band at your
ankles and stand with your feet hip-width
apart, knees slightly bent. Maintaining a tight core,
step your left foot out to the side, followed by your
right. Continue for 30 to 40 small steps, keeping
tension on the band, then repeat, stepping to the right.