step upS & step downs with floor plank
Hello again, it's almost time for Therapy Tuesday and I'm ready to show you another favorite exercise of mine. You will see that I am using a three-inch plank on the floor to do Step Ups and Step Downs. This exercise works my thighs, knees, calves and feet. It also works my balance and strength and, believe it or not, works my long-forgotten buttocks muscles!
I do the first 5 Step Ups and Step Downs with the support of a cane to give me just that - support (and confidence). Then I switch off the cane and use Tom as a support by holding (loosely) onto the back of the top of my shorts, and I repeat the Step Ups and Step Downs with 20 for a total of 25. I do this exercise once a day and three or four times a week. I want to start doing it every day and do at least a minimum of 35 Step Up and Step Downs each time.
Be sure to watch the video of my doing the Step Ups and Step Downs on Instagram at PostStrokePeg. I Step Up and Step Down from the Floor Plank as if I am climbing stairs. In fact, once you feel comfortable with the three-inch height of the floor-plank you can switch this exercise over to a set of stairs (if you have any in your home, or nearby, and that way you'll have the convenience and safety of the handrail).
I do these Step Up and Step Downs before I do my Leg Walking Exercises. Remember, I shared those with you - they are first 20 feet forward, 20 feet backward, 20 feet to one side and then 20 feet to the other side. I do those for a repetition of 3-5 times.
Be sure to also check this website under Getting To Know Me for my addition from last night COMMUNICATION - PART 1 (the IMPORTANT REASON for Communication) and from today COMMUNICATION - PART 2. (the PRACTICAL REASONS for Communication). Later this week I hope to address another Money-Maker Idea and have a visit from my investment friend Teddy with some tips for me. I also hope to have some latest stroke research and, of course, another fabulous recipe for FOOD FRIDAY!! Enjoy your week and be safe and happy. God Bless, Peg
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou
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