20 Hip Exercises for 2020

There may be many reasons to want to train overall strength of muscles around the hip joint. Whether working with athletes who want to improve lower extremity power and hip extension or rotational power or with patients in physical therapy looking to reduce pain and improve function, improving hip strength can really provide some serious bang for your training buck (or butt as it were!). To kick off the new year for 2020, here are 20 ideas for hip strength exercises and the main muscle groups targeted by each exercise. Happy New Year and Happy Hip Training!

Hip Extension:

Main Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semi-membranosus, Semi-tendinosus), Adductor Magnus 

Hip Abduction:

Main Muscles: Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Tensor Fascia Latae

Hip Adduction: 

Main Muscles: Adductor Magnus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, Pectineus, Gracilis

Hip Flexion:

Main Muscles: Psoas Major, Iliacus, Rectus Femoris, Tensor Fascia Latae

Hip Extensors, Abductors, Adductors, Flexors…

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