How to: Hip Abduction
Primary Muscles Used:Glutes, Gluteals, Hip Abductors
Exercise Families:Hip Abduction
- Begin lying on your left side on a yoga mat with a resistance band looped around your lower thighs, left arm either bent or extended and your head relaxed on your arm. Extend both legs, ensuring that your hips are stacked and that you maintain a small gap between your waist and the floor. This is your starting position.
- Inhale and gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core. Exhale and activating your right glute, elevate your right foot towards the ceiling. You should feel tension in your glutes as you do this.
- Inhale as you lower your right leg to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions or time on each side.
Alternative Exercises for Resistance Band
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