Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 44- Outer Thigh Press with Theraband

This exercise helps find the hip abductors and rotators that aid in pelvic stability.
To do this exercise you will need a theraband and a mat.  Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted on the ground.  Wrap the theraband around your thighs just above your knees and tie a knot.  Begin inhaling as you imagine the back of your ribcage expanding, and then exhale as you engage your abdominals and pelvic floor.  Once this has happened then gently press out on the theraband equally with both legs.  Then as you inhale allow your legs to release to a neutral position.  Repeat 8-10 times
Things to think about:
It is important to keep the bottom of your feet on the ground without rolling to the sides of the feet. 
Keep your pelvis as still as possible, this exercise is about isolating the movement of your legs from the movement of your pelvis.

As always remember to exhale all of the air out as you engage your abdominals

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