Strong hips help you maintain balance and can also help prevent stress on your knees and lower back. Hip adduction in sidelying is an easy way to strengthen your hips.

To perform hip adduction in sidelying:

  1. Lie on your side with the leg you want to exercise on the ground. The top leg can be bent in front or behind the other leg. Keeping your hips perpendicular to the ground and your body in a straight line, pull your toes up toward you to lock out your knee.  

  2. Lift your leg towards the ceiling about 4-6 inches, and slowly come back down.

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