A couple of posts ago I showed you how to engage your core and started you on Phase 1 of the exercises. Phase 1 included the heel slide and the knee up and down. If you have been doing them regularly then you are ready to do Phase 2. Phase 2 is leg lifts. You will start on your back with your knees bent just like you did in Phase 1. Tighten your core and hold, bring one leg oustretched, then lift the leg up about 8 inches off the floor. Keep your tummy tight the entire time. Bring your leg up and down several times then return it to a bent knee posistion. Now you can let your core relax. Tighten again and hold then bring the other leg out then up and down several times. Bring it back to a bent knee position and relax.
Anytime you do your core exercises start with Phase 1 just to warm up. Once you have done several knee up and downs or heel slides you can then go on to the straight leg up and down. Do 3-4 straight leg raises on one side then relax. Then go to the other side. Don’t forget to let your core relax between sides.
Yours In Health!