What are some hip-strengthening exercises?

Wendy Batts
There are many exercises that you can do to help strengthen your hips. Some exercises to add into your workout are: Lateral Tube Walks (focuses on the small muscles located in the outer hip), Front/Back Tube Walks (focuses on the hip flexor complex and glutes), Side Lying Leg Raises (focuses on the outer hip), Cable Hip Abduction (focuses on the outer hip), Cable Hip Extensions (focuses on the glutes) and Cable Hip Adduction (focuses on the inner thigh).
Scott D. Martin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Hip-strengthening exercises include:

Iliotibial band stretch: With your right arm on the wall for support, cross your right foot behind your left. With both feet on the floor, slowly lean your hip toward the wall. Hold for 20 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.

Side leg lifts: To strengthen the gluteal muscles that support the hip, lie on your side with legs straight. Lift one leg slowly and hold 10 to 20 inches off the floor. Hold for 10 seconds. Lower slowly and repeat until your muscles feel fatigued. Switch to the other leg.

Aquatherapy with walking in chest high water. Low resistance biking, stationary and outdoors, elliptical trainer, walking on level ground.

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