Single-Leg Hip Raise with Head on Swiss Ball

The single-leg hip raise with head on Swiss ball builds strength in the glutes and hamstrings. Performing the exercise with the head on a Swiss ball actively engages the core and improves stability.


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    Lie with your upper back and head on a Swiss ball while bending one knee at 90 degrees and extending your other leg so that your heel and hip form a straight line.
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    Drive your hips toward the ceiling while keeping one leg elevated. Pause and lower your hips back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your foot underneath your knee throughout the exercise. Avoid having it too far out in front of you.
  • Keep your heel firmly pressed into the floor 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.