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Lower Body Functional Exercises

Select one exercise from each of the following 4 muscle groups for a comprehensive program. Most of these can be done alone with simple equipment such as a dumbbell (DB) or barbell (BB).

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Lower exercise

Lower Body Functional Exercises Knee and Hip Extension
Muscles Involved: Rectus femoris, Vastimuscles, Gluteus maximus, Hamstrings

Lower Body Functional Exercises – Knee Flexion and or Hip Extension
Muscles Involved: Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius

Lower Body Functional Exercises – Hips Abduction and Adduction
Muscles Involved: Gluteus Medius, Many Adductors

Lower Body Functional Exercises Ankle Extension (Plantar Flexion)
Muscles Involved: Gastrocenemiusand Soleus


Contact Marquette Employee Wellness

Marquette University Department of Exercise Science
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Health Complex, Room 235
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881