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Back Exercises: Knee Lift

Man lying on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor.

Man lying on floor with one knee bent and foot flat on floor. Other knee is bent with leg raised towards body.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position:

  • Lift one bent knee and move it toward your upper body. Keep your abdominal muscles tight and your back flat on the floor.

  • Hold for 10 seconds. Return to start position.

  • Repeat 3 times.

  • Switch legs.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/19/2013
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