Quadruped Alternating Hip Extension

Quadruped Alternating Hip Extension

  • WHY: This exercise will help to teach you low back awareness, strengthen your back muscles, and promote trunk stability.
  • HOW: Get set-up on your hands and knees and place your spine in a neutral position between anterior and posterior pelvic tilt. While keeping the rest of your body still, lift one leg up off the ground and kick it backwards reaching as far as you can while keeping your leg straight. Try to have your leg parallel to the ground if it feels ok. Slowly bring your leg down back to starting position and repeat on the other side.
  • FEEL: You should feel your back and stomach muscles working to keep your body still. You should feel your butt and hip muscles working to raise your leg up. Follow the video for other cues and tips.

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