How to Perform Hip up Exercise for Riding Fit Legs

Short hip flexors can cause lower back pain. Hip up exercise opens the hips and lengthens the short hip flexors (on the front of the hip), developing excellent hip mobility, which is essential for an equestrian athlete

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    Lie on your back with your hands out wide with your palms facing upwards. Your back is flat on the ground. Knees are bent and feet slightly apart but also flat.
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    Push the top of your back into the ground, while squeezing your buttocks and push your hips up into the air.
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    Ensure the emphasis is on squeezing your bum rather than just lifting your hips.
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    Rise until your shoulders, hips and knees are in line.
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    Hold for 2 seconds at the top before and lowering.
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    Return to the start position and repeat.

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Categories: Riding | Leg Strengthening Exercises