Video: Simple Exercises to Strengthen the Legs & Butt

Lower extremity strength and endurance is vital to our overall physical health and independence ensuring that both will be preserved as we approach the golden years.

The above video demonstrates three exercises to help strengthen the legs and buttock at ANY age. A simple weight baring squat (chair squat and wall squat also demonstrated), basic lunge (or chair assisted lunge), and pelvic thrust can help to ensure that lower extremity function is maintained. If you are advanced, you can add hand weights and/or a balance element like a Bosu Ball or Foam Balance Trainer into the mix. Always listen to your body and modify the exercises based on your ability.

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