Hip Extensors

You may wish to perform the hip extensor exercise on a exercise mat, or rest your forearms and knee under a thick towel.

Rest on your forearms and one knee, keeping the other leg bent at 90 degrees a few inches off the floor.
 

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aim to keep the working knee off the floor avoid rotation at your hip

Smoothly raise the bent leg upwards, taking it from a start position where both knees are close together, to one where you finish with your thigh horizontal to the floor.

Focus on keeping the movement slow and under control, feeling your glut and hip extensor muscles work as they raise the leg upwards, maintaining an equal position between your legs, avoid letting your leg move out to the side, or rotate around from your waist.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

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