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Activity: Hip abductor strength: side-lying 1

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Summary:

A very basic hip abductor (primarily gluteus medius) strengthening exercises. This exercise appears very simple, but to do it while properly while recruiting the correct muscles can be difficult

Description:

  • laying on side, with back against a wall, knees bent and feet against the wall
  • be sure that both buttocks are touching the wall (top one can be slightly away from the wall) and the feet are pressing gently against the wall
  • lift the top knee up part-way, without tightening up your hip flexors or low back muscles and without rolling backwards
  • only once proper control of the pelvis and low back position is possible, can you progress to doing it away from the wall

Tags: hip, abduction, side lying, glute med, gluteus medius, strength, clam shell