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Quadruped Hip Extension

Quadruped Hip Extension
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The quadruped hip extension builds strength through the legs with an emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings. The exercise also improves hip mobility and core stability.

Instructions

  1. Quadruped Hip Extension
    Get on your hands and knees, straightening your spine and bracing your abs so your body forms a straight line from shoulders to hips.
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    Keeping your back flat, squeeze your glutes to raise one leg until it forms a straight line with your torso. Pause, then lower the leg to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your shoulders down and away from your ears during the entire exercise.
  • Pull your stomach in and brace your core during the exercise.