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Activity: Hip abductor strength: side-lying 2

Gm-2

Summary:

The second part of 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 wall, top leg straight, hips rotated slightly forward so that top hip is slightly away from wall
  • engage spinal stabilizers
  • press heel gently into wall, and slide leg up and down wall without hiking pelvis or kicking in TFL, iliopsoas, or low back muscles
  • keep toes pointed straight ahead
  • only once proper control of the pelvis and low back is demonstrated, can you progress to doing it away from the wall

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