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Strength Exercises for Seniors: Build Muscle, Increase Metabolism

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Knee Flexion: strengthen muscles in the back of the thigh
  • Stand straight, holding onto table or chair for balance.
  • Slowly bend one knee as far as possible, so foot lifts up behind you. Don't move your upper leg at all; bend your knee only. Hold position.
  • Slowly lower foot all the way back down. Repeat with other leg.
  • Alternate legs until you have 8 to 15 repetitions with each leg.
  • Rest. Then do another set of 8 to 15 alternating repetitions.

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