4. Lunges:

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How to Do:

  • Stand in a split stance, with your right leg forward and left leg back.
  • Slowly bend the knees, lowering into a lunge until both legs are nearly at right angles.
  • Keeping the weight on your heels, push back up to starting position.
  • Keep your back straight and don’t let your knees extend over your toes.

5. Calf Raises:

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How to Do:

  • Stand straight, but avoid locking your knees.
  • Slowly move onto your toes, lifting your heels off the ground.
  • And then slowly lower your heels back down. Place hands on a wall or chair for stability.
  • For more of a challenge, do these calf raises away from the wall and with a weight in each hand, such as two water bottles.

6. Pistol Squat:

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How to Do:

  • Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level, parallel to the floor.
  • Raise your right leg off the floor, and hold it there.
  • Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can.
  • Pause, then push your body back to the starting position.
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