I had hip surgery over a year ago, upshot being that I can no longer do any exercise that compresses my hips - like running, jumping, squats, lunges with weights, etc. etc. etc. I'm 43, so this is a big drag.
Unsurprisingly I've lost a lot of bulk in my legs (wasn't a whole lot there to begin with either). I've been doing leg extensions and hamstring curls, but I need some variety. everything I've researched seems to be a variation on a squat or lunge. Someone suggested using therabands, but I'm not sure how.
I swim as well as workout and do a fair amount of kicking, but it doesn't build much muscle.