Keeping your focus on your lower body, it’s time for some floor work. Not only do seated single-leg raises work your core, they can also help stabilize your knees after an injury.

Duration: 20 to 30 reps per leg

  1. Sit upright with one knee bent and one extended.
  2. Flex the foot of your extended leg to a 90-degree angle and gradually raise that leg until it’s about a foot off the floor.
  3. Lower it slowly and repeat.
  4. Switch legs and repeat reps on opposite side.

Tomorrow: Slide, slide away.

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