The hip extension is a functional whole-body strength, stretch and balance exercise.
- The warm-up is a very important stage of every exercise program. It increases body temperature, prepares muscles, ligaments and tendons to exercise.
- A good warm-up is crucial when you’re facing a cold environment, preventing injuries like muscle breakdown or muscular contractures.
- With the bar hanged by the strips, hold it on the ends with your arms extended. The bar must be aligned with your hip.
- Try to maintain your trunk in a planking position while you bent over it to the front and lift your leg backwards.
- Keep your arms extended, holding the bar and try to go further, extending your shoulders, trunk and leg.
- Step back to the early position and switch the leg.
- Hip extension increases functional mobility in a full body activation mode.
- Promotes core activation, coordination and increases flexibility.
- Repeating some movements to each side will prevent injuries and prepare the muscle to moderate or intensive exercises.
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