Tips for Hip Extension
This is a great exercise for strengthening glutes, hamstrings and abdominal muscles. It is also a good exercise for managing lower back pain.
To perform a basic supine hip extension:
- Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
- Raise hips so that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees
- Pause at the top then lower your hips back to the floor
Squeeze your glutes (buttock muscles) during the movement to ensure you are using the correct muscles
Think about drawing in your abdominal muscles to maintain neutral spine
Keep shoulders relaxed, maintain normal breathing
Always consult your medical practitioner before embarking on an exercise program.
In the video below, Lilian takes you through the proper Hip Extension technique.