closed-chain exercise

closed-chain exercise

exercise in which the distal aspect of the extremity is in contact with a support surface such as the floor or a balance board.
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Once the strength has increased, aerobic activities can be initiated and closed-chain exercises can be initiated, such as stepping, squatting, and getting up from a seated position.
In due time, if comfortably tolerated, the type of exercise can be altered from open-chain exercise to closed-chain exercises which mimic real-life activities (getting up from a chair, stepping).
Incorporating Functional Open- and Closed-Chain Exercises into Training Routine