Mini Hip Prep

Mini Hip Prep

  • HOW: Begin in a squat position with a resistance band placed slightly above your knees. First begin with standing clams by driving your knees out to the side in a squat position, make sure to avoid the inside of the foot from rolling out. Then perform diagonal reaches, keep all your weight on the stationary limb, then reach diagonally back and to the side on the opposite leg. Finally perform side reaches, again keep all your weight on the leg stabilizing leg, reach out to your side as far as you can with the non-weightbearing leg.
  • FEEL: You will feel the gluteal muscles working with this movement preparation.
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid allowing the to collapse in with this exercise, make sure your knee is in between your hip and your ankle.  

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