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Single Leg Hip Flexion with Band Exercise

Single Leg Hip Flexion with Band

Starting Position Make a loop at one end of the band and place it around your left ankle. Hold the other handle in your right hand. Stand with your right foot on the band with back straight, abs engaged and right, hands on hips and knees soft. Lift your left leg off the floor just slightly, foot flexed.

Action EXHALE: Drive your left knee up, bringing thigh parallel to the floor.

INHALE: Slowly return to the start position, continuing to balance on your right leg, to complete one rep. Complete all reps on this leg and then switch sides.

Special Instructions Keep abs in, knee on balancing leg soft, and eyes fixed on a focal point to help maintain balance. Make it easier: Bring balancing leg closer to the handle you’re holding to decrease resistance. Make it harder: Bring balancing leg closer to the working leg (the "loop" end of the band) to increase resistance.

Muscles Worked: Hip flexor