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.

  • None

  • Hips 

  • Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus

  • TIP: Maintain neutral spine throughout with your abs engaged.

Variations for Standing Hip Abduction

  • Kneeling 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.

  • Hip Abduction

    This is a subtle exercise to strengthen your abductors that you can do anywhere you can lay down.

  • Clam

    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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