Activity: Low plank with hip extension

Summary

A stabilization exercise involving the shoulders and anterior aspect of the trunk and hip, as well as the hip extensors.

Description

  • start in prone position, but supporting yourself on your forearms, elbows resting about shoulder-width apart
  • keep your shoulders and chest wide, body straight, and spine neutral
  • extend one hip (lift a leg) while keeping the knee straight and maintain stability of the spine and pelvis
  • lower the leg
  • repeat the same lift with the other leg, and lower
  • repeat as needed