Fitness Tips with Kerry

December Fitness Tip with Kerry Engle, Shaker Pointe’s Fitness Director

Isolated Hip Flexion Supine

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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.


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