Side-lying Hip Abduction

  • Use a circular exercise band or tie your tube in a knot. Put the band on your thighs just above your knees. Lay on your right side with both legs bent. Place your left hand lightly on the floor in front of you to keep your hips vertically stacked.

  • Pull your abs towards your back then rotate your thigh towards the ceiling, pressing the band apart for resistance. Keep your hips still and return your knee to starting position.

  • Tie the resistance tube in a knot

  • Hips 

  • Tensor Fasciae Latae, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius

  • TIP: Concentrate on keeping your hips stacked vertically so that your work your left hip maximally without recruiting your back muscles.

Variations for Side-lying Hip Abduction

  • Hip Abduction

    This can be done back to back with any of the exercises that involve stepping on the tube to give your arms a slight rest while you work your legs.


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