Balance Exercise - Hip Extension

Senior Balance Exercises Video Series

This hip extension is the last of the balance exercise for seniors series.

Keeping your hips and all the core muscles strong can help prevent injuries and falls.

Try to do these types of exercises a few times each week.

As you find you are getting stronger, add a few more repetitions and perhaps even another day for these workouts.

Exercise #4 - Hip Extension

This senior exercise helps build strength in your lower back, hips and buttocks. You want to make sure your chair or table is no lower than your hips in order to prevent stress on your back.
  1. Stand behind your chair or table with feet flat to the floor and slightly apart. 
  2. Your feet should be slightly less than shoulder width apart.
  3. Take several steps back away from the chair with your back straight.
  4. Slowly lift one leg straight back keeping the leg and knee straight. Remeber to keep your back straight as you do this move.
  5. Hold the pose for a second and then slowly return your leg to starting position.
  6. Repeat this several times and then switch legs.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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