Hips & Buttocks, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos

Hip Pull Across

Muscle Groups
  • Hips & Buttocks
Purposes
  • Hip flexibility

Overview

The hip pull across stretches the external hip and outside upper leg. The IT Band is connective tissue that runs from the pelvis to the outside of the hip, down the outside of the leg to the patella (i.e., knee) and tibia (i.e., bone of the lower leg). It links the pelvis, upper and lower leg. Regular activity shortens the IT Band and pulls on the patella. The hip pull across can be added to your fitness program to help alleviate and prevent IT Band Syndrome.

Description

  • Place one foot onto a box or a chair
  • Hook the opposite elbow over the knee that’s on top
  • With the elbow, pull the knee toward the opposite side of the body
  • Repeat with the opposite side.

Mistakes

  • Allowing the hips to turn while pulling the leg across

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