If you can complete the following three exercises a few times per week it will help to increase hip strength, which can help improve mobility and reduce pain.
1) Single Leg Good Morning: From a standing position, raise your left foot off the ground so you are balancing on your right foot. Hinge forward from the hips slowly until your upper body is parallel to the ground. Return to the starting position. Complete 3-4 sets of ten repeats per leg.
2) The Hurdle: From a standing position, raise your right leg out to the side by bending the knee so it faces outward. Now bring it out in front of you as though you were stepping over something high. Lower your foot to the ground and repeat the motion with your other leg. Complete 3-4 sets of ten repeats per leg.
3) Side-Lying Leg Lift: Lie on your side with your legs stacked. Keep the bottom leg bent as you straighten the top leg. Gently raise the top leg straight up and then back down. Complete 3-4 sets of ten repeats per leg.
Source: KU TV
3 thoughts on “3 SIMPLE EXERCISES TO INCREASE HIP STRENGTH AND REDUCE PAIN…”
I have been to the chiropractor and done physical therapy for my hips off and on for several years now. I also love/hate the pigeon pose when my hips are acting up, but it may not be that simple for some people. Best to ease into it.
Thanks Cynthia, I will remember that.