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Side Lying Hip Abduction

And old and excellent exercise to work our butt and hips with no equipment.
Lie on your side on a mat/floor with your legs straight and your feet stacked in a neutral position. Your lower arm can be bent and placed under your head for support. Your upper arm rests upon your upper hip or in front of you for stability. Your hips and shoulders should be stacked up and aligned vertically to the floor.
Exhale and raise the upper leg. Keep the knee straight and the foot in a neutral position. Do not allow the hips to roll forward or back. Both knees should be “looking” straight ahead. Continue raising the leg until the hips begin to tilt, the waist collapses into the floor or until your feel tension develop in your low back or oblique muscles.
Gently inhale and gently return the leg to your starting position. Repeat.

16 thoughts on “Side Lying Hip Abduction

  1. Good one David. I tortured my body when I was quite young, so that now these hip, glute & especially abs sets are mainstays. I’m always interested in trying something that can help minimize lumbar pain. <3

    1. Thank you, Roo! Good work pays off, right?
      I take note 😉
      Hugs

      1. I believe you are already on the right track, David. Do you think healing naturally develops in a good, rounded strength training program?

      2. Short answer, I do 🙂 Each case is different, but generally speaking, our bodies adapt to our routines. Workout our weak muscles, and relax those we use the most.

      3. Best. Sense. Ever. <3

      4. Thank you 😄

  2. I’ve been doing a lot of these recently 🙂 Thanks for getting me back into shape!

    1. Haha! Gooooood!! My pleasure 🙂

      1. 🙂

  3. Hey Chape!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend 😀

    Shay-lon

    1. Thank you, dear!!
      Hope yours was great too 😀

  4. chape any tips to increase heig

    1. Sorry, heig? you mean height? 😀

      1. yes i mean height did you any tipa

      2. Nope, I think there isn´t any. Doctors prescribe growth hormone to severe cases.
        If you haven´t any condition, healthy food and varied sports.

      3. thanks chape

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