Strengthening Hip Workout

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Your hips take a lot of excessive force throughout the day. Repetitive bending and lifting, and walking throughout your day, are the most basic activities that can take a toll on your hips over time. Weights and running, while great for your body as a whole, add to the force absorbed by your hips’ joints and muscles, and by the day’s end, you may feel strain. These hip workouts will give you the stronger hips you need in order to make it throughout the day pain free, and to avoid injury so that you continue your full, active lifestyle.

Equipment Needed: Interval Timer (Gymboss is a free app download), yoga mat or soft surface, step/chair, mini band

What to Do: Review the descriptions and videos below to become more familiarized with each exercise. Perform each exercise for 1 minute. Repeat on the other leg as needed. Rest 30 seconds in between each exercise and 1 minute if doing multiple rounds. Perform this exercise 2-3 times a week.

Beginner’s Level: 1 round
Intermediate Level: 2 rounds
Advanced Level: 3 rounds

Exercises:

1. Clam Shell w/ Band
2. Lateral Walk w/ Band
3. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
4. Single Leg Hip Lift
5. Split Stance Lunge
6. Figure 4 Stretch

Clam Shell w/ Band

Lateral Walk w/ Band

Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

Single Leg Hip Lift

Split Stance Lunge

Figure 4 Stretch

Strong hips should lead into a strong butt. Try some of these amazing butt workouts:
Kettlebell Butt Lift Workout
Summer Butt Challenge
4 Minute Butt Lift Workout

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