Knee ligament Injuries – Big Ball Curls
When you injure your knee ligaments an important part of the recovery process is to begin to strengthen it properly. Big Ball Curls do just that!
Lie down on the ground with your lower legs and the back of your calves and heels on a big ball. Keep your arms on the ground, knees straight and the inner core muscles for your lower back engaged so that your back stays in neutral.
Then lift your butt up off the ground while maintaining your balance and then curl the ball in towards your butt with your heels activating your hamstrings and posterior hip muscles. Hold this for a good second with the knees fully flexed and then slowly straighten the knees push the ball away from you.
Keep your butt off the ground the whole time for ten reps and then come down for a rest after one set of 10 reps. Do 3 sets of 10 in total.
This is a great exercise to build more functional core and knee strength after injuring it. If you have any problems or questions with this exercise consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.