Standing Hip Abduction

The standing hip abduction builds strength through the thigh while improving hip mobility. The exercise also improves core stability and balance.


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    Standing up tall holding onto a sturdy object like a chair or resting your hands on a wall.
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    Raise one leg up and lift it out, laterally away from your body. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid leaning from one side to the other during the movement. Keep your upper body centered the entire time.
  • Avoid bending forward at the torso during the exercise. Instead, keep your chest up tall and move only through your hips.