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Seated Leg Extension | Exercises for Bariatric Patients

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, and today I’m going to show you some exercises that you can do from home at about two weeks postop.

So our first exercise is a seated leg extension with hip flexor activation. So what I’m going to do now is have Kristen here place her hands on her hips, draw her belly button in. Keep her back nice and straight, shoulders back, and we’re going to have Kristen raise her knee up nice and high and extend that knee all the way out. Point that toe, bring it back in again, without allowing the foot to touch the floor. Now she’s going to be doing this for fifteen times per leg. Wonderful, make sure to keep your abs in for sure, nice and tight. Something else to keep in mind about breathing folks, is that you need to make sure to breathe. So a great rule of thumb is to breathe in when you draw your knee in and breathe out when you kick your leg out, fantastic. Thanks Kristen, perfect.

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