Hip Crossover

  • Skill Level Beginner
  • Type Strength Training
  • Equipment No Equipment
  • Body parts Abs, Back, Hips, Obliques

The hip crossover targets the entire core area with an emphasis on the obliques to increase rotational strength. The exercise also increases strength and stability in the lower back and hips.

Instructions

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    Lie face up on your back , arms out to your sides, knees bent, and feet flat on the ground.
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    While keeping your back on the floor, let your knees fall to one side, then back to the center, and then to the other side. Return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your knees together at all times and don't let them touch the floor.
  • Control your legs the entire time. Do not use momentum.
  • Don't allow your lower back or shoulders to come off of the floor.

Advanced variations