Double Knee-to-Chest

Picture of how to do the double knee-to-chest exercise
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Bring one knee to your chest and then the other. Don't raise both legs together.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Relax and lower your legs-one at a time-to the floor.
  • Rest for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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