Single-Leg Hip Raise

The single-leg hip raise builds strength and stability through the hamstrings and glutes. The movement also improves core strength, balance, and coordination.


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    Lie on your back with your knees bent and heels flat against the floor. Keep your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Single-Leg Hip Raise
    Take one leg off the ground and straighten it completely.
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    Tighten your stomach and press your remaining heel into the floor, driving your hips upwards and finishing the movement by squeezing your glutes. Return to the ground and repeat.

Trainer’s Tips

  • The power from the exercise should come from your glutes. Be sure to contract them at the top of the movement.
  • 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.