A strengthening exercise for the gluteal and hamstring muscle groups. Excellent exercise for team sports (football, rugby, hockey, netball), tennis and running. Also helpful for those with hip or knee problems
To perform this exercise, lie flat on the floor, with your heels on a bench or chair. To begin, lift your bottom up from the floor by pushing through your heels. Only lift your bottom up as far as feels comfortable, to avoid causing strain on your hips or lower back.
This exercise may also be performed using a gym ball, or can be made more difficult by performing it on one leg.
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