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Exercise Demonstrations

Lying Abduction

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Lying Abduction Exercise

Starting Position

Lie on left side, legs straight, knees together, resting head on right hand or extended arm. Place right hand flat on the ground in front of you for balance.

Action

EXHALE: Squeeze the right thigh to raise right leg until it forms a 45 degree angle with the ground. Hold for 2 seconds.

INHALE: Return to start.

Complete reps and switch sides.

Special Instructions

Keep foot flexed through entire movement, toes facing forward (not up).

Muscles Worked: Outer thigh, Hips