Hip Abduction (Side Lying) Exercise


The Hip Abduction (Side Lying) Exercise will work the outside of your glutes.

The Hip Abduction (Side Lying) Exercise forms part of the Golf Injury Prevention series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will help to protect you from pain and injury by building strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas, while improving mobility, balance and joint function.


  • Start by lying on your side, your abdominal muscles engaged, with your head resting on your bottom arm, your legs straight, and your top leg slightly behind your bottom one.
  • Lift your top leg towards the ceiling, keeping your leg straight and your toes pointed straight ahead.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Switch sides and repeat.

Keep your torso solid and your abdominal muscles engaged throughout this movement.  Lift your leg by using the outside of your glutes in your top leg.  Your feet should stay parallel to the ground throughout the movement.

You should feel it working the outside of your glutes in your top leg.


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