5 Resistance Band Exercises for Seniors

Take the Stairs Again with Knee Extension Exercises

As we age, our joint mobility can become compromised, which often means it becomes more difficult to get up from our favorite chair or walk up a flight of stairs. By adding knee extension exercises to a resistance-training workout, you'll strengthen your hamstrings, the back of your upper legs.

Knee extension exercises can be done while sitting.

  1. While sitting on a sturdy chair, tie one end of your resistance band around one ankle and the other end to a secure, heavy object located behind you.
  2. Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle.
  3. Working one leg at a time, slowly straighten your knee as high as you comfortably can against the resistance of the band.
  4. Slowly bend your knee.
  5. Relax, and then repeat with the opposite leg.