My Go-To Hip-Strengthening ExerciseFeb 06, 2020
Have you ever wondered why it's important to have strong hips?
Over the past 15 years that I've spent in the fitness industry, it's clear to me that hip strengthening exercises are important to help alleviate pains in the body, prevent injury and improve body stability.
Before we get moving, I want to make sure that you know that your core is going to be involved here... a lot. And your hips are going to burn... a lot.
*And that's a good thing!*
Take a few moments to go through my queuing + start implementing this move a couple of times a week into your exercise routine.
Time to strengthen + tone your hips, booty and outer thighs, grab your mat because you're going to want to try this!
- Come down on your mat, placing your arm underneath you. Open up across your chest, connecting through your core while maintaining a light connection through your mid-back.
- Wrap the lower hip to help open up those hip flexors. If you need some additional padding underneath your knee, grab a towel or pillow.
- On your exhale, reach long through your heel as you slowly lift your leg. Make sure you are zipping up through your deep core and connecting in your booty, hip and outer thigh.
- On your inhale, slowly lower the leg, but make sure you STAY CONNECTED. Do not release.
- Repeat 5-10 times and then switch sides.
Keys To Success:
- Control your movements on the way up as well on the way down to help strengthen and tone the body.
- Use your breath to initiate your movements. This can also help you find that deep core engagement with each movement.
- If one side of your body feels tighter than the other, that is completely normal!
Incorporate these into your daily workout routine a couple of times a week to help create space in your body and strengthen + tone your booty, hips and outer thighs! And if you're looking to move more, get your hands on my free Pilates flow workout >>HERE<<.
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).