Standing Alternate Hip Flexion with Weight

Equipment
Chair,Ankle Weights
BODY PART

Purpose

Standing alternate hip flexion will strengthen your hip flexor muscles, making it easier for you to lift your leg during everyday activities, like getting into and out of a car.

Set up

Before getting into your starting position, put ankle weights around each ankle. A good starting weight is usually somewhere around 2 lbs.

Begin by standing holding onto a chair for support with tall posture. Your feet should be about hip width apart.

You may also perform this exercise seated on a chair if you have poor balance and feel unsteady on your feet.

Movement

Breathe in. Breathe out as you slowly lift one knee up toward the ceiling like you are marching. Lower your leg back down to the starting position. Make sure you do not round your back or twist your back or pelvis when you perform this exercise. Keep a tall posture. Repeat on the other side.

Tips

  • Make sure you do not round your back or twist your back or pelvis when you perform this exercise. Keep a tall posture.
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