Hip Extension from Prone

The hip extension in prone exercise may also be known as a reverse straight leg raise. It is a good starting point for strengthening the glute and hamstring muscles.

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Teaching Points:

  • To strengthen the hamstrings and buttock muscles the athlete lies on their front and raises the thigh upwards off the couch. 
  • Keep the knee straight throughout.
  • Slowly lower the leg back down and then repeat.
  • Ensure that the buttock muscles are contracted to initiate movement.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercises: