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Hip Abduction (Strength)

Man lying on side doing straight leg raises.

  1. Lie on your right side on the floor with your legs straight.

  2. Raise your left leg about 6 to 8 inches. Keep your legs and hips straight. Don’t roll back onto your hip. Hold for 5 seconds, then lower your leg.

  3. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed.

  4. Switch legs and repeat.

 

Challenge yourself

Put an elastic band or tubing around both ankles. Hold the band to the floor with your bottom ankle. Raise and lower your top leg slowly and steadily.

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