Lever Straight-leg Lying Hip Extension

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Lever Straight-leg Lying Hip Extension

Instructions

Preparation

Lay on bench and place back of lower legs against leg pad. Position hips in line with fulcrum. Grasp bottom sides of bench to keep body from moving under resistance.

Execution

With knees straight, extend lever downward until hips are extended. Return lever to upright position without allowing back of hips to raise up off of bench. Repeat.

Comments

Throughout lift knees straight and back of hips on bench. Hip may tend to raise up when legs are pulled up. Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending on flexibility.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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