Single-Leg Hip Raise with Foot on Step

The single-leg hip raise with foot on step builds strength through the glutes and hamstrings. Performing the exercise on a box will allow for a deeper stretch in the bottom position of the movement.


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    Lie flat on your back, placing one heel on top of the box, and raise the other leg until it forms a straight line from your heel to your hip.
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    Drive your hips to the ceiling, keeping the extended leg elevated. You will now form a straight line from the heel of your extended leg to your shoulders. Pause and slowly lower the body back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your foot underneath your knee throughout the exercise. Avoid having it out too far in front of you.
  • Keep your heel firmly pressed into the step throughout the movement. The majority of force should come through your heel.
  • Squeeze your glutes as hard as possible at the top of the movement.