#5 Hip Abduction

Position: Side-lying

Description: Start lying on your side with your elbow under your shoulder. Stack your hips and feet on top of one another. Keep hips forward to create a straight line from your shoulders to your ankle. From here, lift your top leg up past your hip or until end range of motion. Hold and slowly return to the starting position. Perform the prescribed repetitions and switch sides.

Targeted Muscle Group(s): Hip abductor complex

Key Points:

  • Keep your shoulders, hips, and knee in alignment with each other.
  • Stack shoulder, hip, and knee joints on top of each other.