March 2017: “How To” Hips – Thursday


This page includes the hip exercises we will do each Thursday in March. Check back here often to remind yourself of the proper form for each exercise.

Single Leg Hip Lift: Works Hips, Core, Hamstrings, & Glutes

Split Squat (weighted): This exercise will work our hips and quads. Please make sure you keep your hips stable and in line. Don’t let one side “drop” while you are doing this move. Stand tall and let your hips and quads do the work.

4-Way Band Walk: Great exercise for knee and hip health. Same as in the Split Squat, stand tall and keep your hips stable and aligned. Step sideways, forward and backwards 10 steps in each direction for 1 set of 10.

Wall Sit: Targets Thighs, Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes. If you are running, perform this exercise post run on tired legs for maximum results.

Burpee: The burpee is one the most popular bodyweight exercises. It works our entire body and gets our heart rate up. Watch fitness trainer Kelsey Lee show us how to do a burpee with the proper form. She breaks it down, step by step, and shows you what muscles are used, how to do it the right way, and all the basics of the burpee.

We are doing a lot of burpees this month and I know most of you skip them. Take out the push up…start in the squat position and do the squat thrust, frog jump and jump squat.