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Exercise of the week (W31) Single knee bend (Ex 61)



  • Strengthen muscles of the thighs (front and back) and buttocks
  • Improve co-ordination
  • Improve ability to balance

A single knee bend is very demanding with regard to co-ordination and if performed in a low position is tiring for the thighs. Therefore this exercise is not suitable for beginners, but is an exercise for advanced users.

Posture/foot position

  • Narrow basic position with slightly bent knees
  • Raise one leg a few centimetres from the platform (to the front or back)
  • Distribute weight over the whole foot sole of the standing leg
  • Maximum foot position 3

Movement execution

  • Slow and controlled bending of the standing leg
  • Knee pushes to the front
  • Actively stabilise the lumbar spine
  • Max. 100° knee bending (just before the horizontal position)

Frequency, position and duration

Where does it vibrate?

  • Calves
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Common errors

  • Knee buckles away to the inside or outside
  • Knee pushes to the front over the line of the toes
  • Upper part of the body tilts away to the front, back or side


  • Vary speed of movement
  • Hold the position at the return point until the muscle tires

Product groups: Galileo® Therapy Systems
Topics: Therapy & Prevention with Galileo®