Standing Hip Extension

Equipment
Chair
BODY PART

Purpose

Standing hip extension strengthens the glutes and actively extends the hip, which is necessary to stand upright and walk with a normal gait pattern.

Set up

Start by standing tall in front of a countertop or a chair to hold onto for balance if needed.

Movement

Keeping your knees straight, lift one leg straight back. Then return to the starting position.

Tips

  • Don’t allow your trunk to lean forward or to the side as you lift your leg back.
  • You should feel the muscles working in the back of your hip.
  • Maintain an upright posture.
  • Do not bend your knee.
  • Lift from the hip not the foot.
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