Leg extension (to the back)

Aim of exercise

Improves strength of your lower back, thighs and bottom. Improves your core strength and your ability to do your daily activities.


  • Using the back of a chair for support
  • Stand with your feet together
  • Keep your back straight and look forward, breathe in
  • Breathe out and slowly raise your leg to the back
  • Try not to lean forwards, slightly bend the leg you are standing on
  • Hold position for a few seconds
  • Breathe in and slowly lower your leg (try keeping your foot off the floor)
  • Repeat 10-15 times
  • Repeat on the other leg


2-4 sets, could add ankle weight over time