Suspended Hip Abduction

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Suspended Hip Abduction

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on floor facing suspension trainer loops in low position. Grasp bottom of loops, then lay supine. Raise legs and place heels in loops with soles contacting handles. Extend legs out and place arms on floor off to sides. Straighten low back, knees, and hips, raising back and hips off of floor.

Execution

Pull legs apart as far as possible. Return by placing legs together and repeat.

Comments

See Suspended Supine Feet Mount/Dismount. Keep low back straight, maintaining approximate height from floor throughout movement. See ROM Criteria and Spot Reduction Myth.

Easier

Movement can be made easier by lying closer under anchor of suspension trainer.

Harder

Movement can be made more challenging by lying further back, away horizontally from anchor of suspension trainer.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

  • Hip Abductors (listed below)

Synergists

Stabilizers

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