In this article, you will learn how to do Knee Marching Exercise with VIDEO & tips. This exercise strengthens your quads & knees.
This exercise is also called Seated Knee Lifts.
Make sure to watch the training video at the end of this article to ensure that you do this knee strengthening exercise correctly.
Knee Marching Exercise Benefits
(i) This exercise helps to strengthen quadriceps, the muscles in front of your thighs without putting any stress on your knee joint. And keeping quads strong will help you maintain your knees strong as well.
(ii) This exercise is good for knee pain treatment, recovering from knee injury and during the initial stages of knee recovery after surgery.
A very useful Knee Strengthening Tip: Do this exercise movement when you are sitting at a stretch for more than twenty minutes to prevent your knees getting stiff.
How To Do Knee Marching Exercise For Knees Strengthening?
Seated Knee Lifts – Start Position & Movements
Sit in a chair with your back straight upright. Place your feet flat on the floor with legs slightly apart. This is your starting position.
Lift your right leg up keeping your knee bent. Keeping your back straight, raise it as much as you can or until the back of your thigh is slightly above the chair.
Hold your leg up for up to two seconds and then lower it back down to the start position.
Repeat the same movement on your left leg.
Perform the above drill for up to 5 minutes, twice a day.
As your muscles gain strength, you can increase resistance by wearing ankle weights. This will help in further strengthening of your knees.
Watch this video to learn how to do Hip Marching Exercise to strengthen your Quadriceps & Knees.