Standing Hip Abduction
Stand on your left leg with your right foot flexed an inch off the ground. Place your left hand on a stable surface and your right hand on your hip.
Lift your right leg sideways about 12-16 inches without lifting your hip. Return to starting position.
Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus
TIP: Maintain neutral spine throughout with your abs engaged.
Variations for Standing Hip Abduction
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.
This is a subtle exercise to strengthen your abductors that you can do anywhere you can lay down.
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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