External Hip Raise

The external hip raise increases strength and stability in hips and glutes. The exercise also actively engages the core.


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    Lie flat on your side with the arm on the ground outstretched in front of you. Keep your legs completely straight with your feet flexed toward you.
  2. External Hip Raise
    Raise your top leg toward the sky, stopping at about hip height, making sure to keep your foot and hip pointed completely forward. Pause, then lower your leg to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Movement should happen at your hip. Avoid moving at the upper body to make up for lack of hip movement.
  • Do not let your leg drift in front of or behind you. Instead, keep it in line with your body.
  • Keep your foot pointed straight ahead rather than allowing it to rotate up.