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Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Having strong hips—specifically a strong hip cuff—is critical for women, Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen recently told SHAPE magazine. Women have wider pelvises than men, creating greater angles between hips and knees and increasing their risk of injury, he says. Use the moves below to build strong, stable hips and decrease your risk of injury.

Quadruped Hip Abduction
Perform 8 – 12 reps, switch sides, and repeat.

Single-leg Glute Bridge
Perform 8 – 12 reps, switch legs, and repeat.

External Hip Raise
Perform 8 – 12 reps, switch sides, and repeat.

Lateral Band Walk
Walk for 8 – 12 steps, switch directions, and repeat.

Rotational Medicine Ball Throw
Perform 8 reps, switch sides, and repeat.

Tags: Hip, Women, Injury Prevention, Glutes, Injury