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Back Exercises: Hip Lift

Man lying on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor.

Man lying on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor, hips raised off floor.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position:

  • Slowly raise your hips upward.

  • Tighten your abdomen and buttocks. Be careful not to arch your back.

  • Hold for 5 seconds. Lower your hips to the floor.

  • Repeat 10 times.

For your safety, check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/19/2013
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