Hip Abduction - Bodyweight
Other types of Hip Abduction: Machine Resistance Tube Stability Ball
Lay on your right side with your right leg bent and your left leg straight. Place your left hand on the floor in front of you for balance.
Engage your abs, then lift your left leg with a straight knee towards the ceiling as far as you can without moving your pelvis. Lower to the starting position keeping your working leg off the floor.
Gluteus medius, Gluteus minimus, Tensor fasciae latae
TIP: Keeping your working leg off the floor maintains muscular contraction so that your leg has to work harder and fatigue faster. Keep your hips upright.
Variations for Hip Abduction
Do this on your toes for more challenge, or try doing it without holding on to anything.
You can do this on a Bosu for extra challenge. Use a Bosu under your supporting knee and prop your hands on a step or another Bosu if possible.
You can take this exercise on vacation with you to keep your legs strong and energized. A great, non-bulking toner for the hips.
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