- Lie supine on floor with heels in lower loop below each handle.
Extended arms out to sides. Straighten low back, knees, and hips
raising back and hips off of floor.
- Keeping hips and low back straight, bend knees pulling heels
toward rear end. Raise up until lower legs are vertical. Lower
body to original position by straightening knees. Repeat.
- Keep hips straight throughout movement. Dorsal
flexion of ankle reduces active
insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee
- Movement can be easier by suspending feet higher although
spinal and neck
flexion flexibility would be required. Alternatively hips can
be bent somewhat during knee flexion to decrease intensity.
- Movement can be made more challenging by suspending feet
nearer ground so body is more horizontal.