Seated Alternating Hip Flexion

Equipment
Chair
BODY PART

Purpose

Seated alternating hip flexion strengthens the hip flexors from a seated position. The seated position is safer than the standing version of this exercise and is intended for people who are at higher risk of falls.

Set up

Begin by sitting upright at the edge of a chair with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

Movement

Raise one knee up towards the ceiling while keeping the other foot flat on the floor. The back of your thigh should lift off the chair. Slowly lower it back down. Then repeat on the other side.

Tips

  • Avoid leaning your trunk back or forward as much as possible – try to stay sitting upright.
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