Standing Hip Abduction

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

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Exercise Steps 1


Standing up tall holding onto a sturdy object like a chair or resting your hands on a wall.

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Exercise Steps 2


Raise one leg up and lift it out, laterally away from your body. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Avoid leaning from one side to the other during the movement. Keep your upper body centered the entire time.
  2. Avoid bending forward at the torso during the exercise. Instead, keep your chest up tall and move only through your hips.

Advanced Variations