December Fitness Tip with Kerry Engle, Shaker Pointe’s Fitness Director
Isolated Hip Flexion Supine
Building off November’s pelvic tilt exercise, this modification is designed to aid in strengthening the upper thigh, hip and abdominals to aid in improved walking.
Follow these Steps:
Step 1: Lie on you back with your knees bent and your feet pointing straight ahead while lined up with your knees and hips.
Step 2: Keep your arms out to your sides with your palms facing the ceiling.
Step 3: From your position, lift one foot at a time about 4 to 6 inches off the floor. Your foot should point straight ahead and remain directly in line with your knee and hip as you lift.
Step 4: Your back will want to rise and arch off the floor, use your abdominal muscles to keep your lower back flat on the floor.
Step 5: Complete 3 sets of 15 repetitions with one leg, and then repeat with the opposite leg.