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Side-Lying Hip Abduction (Strength)

  1. Lie down on the floor on your side. Rest your head on your arm. Bend your legs at the knees.

  2. Keep your feet together and lift your top leg up so that your knees are separated. Keep your hips steady.   

  3. Slowly lower your leg back down.

  4. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed.

  5. Switch sides if instructed.

Man lying on side doing side-lying hip exercise.

 Challenge yourself

Put an elastic band or tubing around your thighs. Raise and lower your top leg slowly and steadily.

Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Turley Jr PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Stacey Wojcik MBA BSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2022
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