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    Make Hip Exercises Part Of Your Regular Exercise Routine

    Hip Hip Hooray!
    There are over 20 muscles that cross the hip, including the abductors (in the outer thigh), the hip flexors (in front), and the abductors (in the inner thigh), yet strangely enough, these muscles are often ignored in strength training routines. The results of neglect can be serious; when hips are tight, they can affect everything from our ability to bend forward, to overuse of the spine.
    By performing exercises that stretch and strengthen our hips, we can avoid pain and injury, improve motion and circulation, and release energy. These are just a few reasons why we should make hip exercises part of our regular exercise routine.

    STRETCHES:

    IT Band Stretch
    Hip Exercise IT Band Stretch
    Psoas Stretch
    Hip Exercise Psoas Stretch
    Adductor Stretch
    Hip Exercise Adductor Stretch

    EXERCISES:

    Straight Leg Raise Flexion
    Hip Exercise Straight Leg Raise Flexion part 1
    Straight Leg Raise Flexion
    Hip Exercise Straight Leg Raise Flexion part 2
    Resisted side lying clams
    Hip Exercise Resisted Side Lying Clams part 1
    Resisted side lying clams
    Hip Exercise Resisted Side Lying Clams part 2
    Ball Squeeze
    Hip Exercise Ball Squeeze
    Bridge
    Hip Exercise Bridge
    and Kick!
    Hip Exercise Straight Leg Raise Flexion part 2

    Perfect Squats
    Hip Exercise Perfect Squats
    Resisted lateral sidestep
    Hip Exercise Resisted Lateral Sidestep