WHY: This exercise will get teach you the basic hip hinge. It is extremely important to learn how to move from your hips without moving from your low back. The half kneeling position is a progression of the tall kneeling position. Additionally, it helps open the hips and stretch your hip flexors!
HOW: Start in a half kneeling position, the same position you would assume to “huddle” during team sports or to pick up an object off the ground. Keeping your core engaged, squeeze your glute of your down leg and think of thrusting your hips forward.
FEEL: You should feel a deep stretch either in the front of your hip or front of your thigh when you squeeze. You should feel your glutes performing the motion. Give your glutes a strong squeeze at the top of the motion.