The standing hip abduction builds strength through the thigh while improving hip mobility. The exercise also improves core stability and balance.
Step by step instructions
Standing up tall holding onto a sturdy object like a chair or resting your hands on a wall.
Raise one leg up and lift it out, laterally away from your body. Pause, and then return to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Avoid leaning from one side to the other during the movement. Keep your upper body centered the entire time.
- Avoid bending forward at the torso during the exercise. Instead, keep your chest up tall and move only through your hips.