Isometric Hip Flexion

Isometric exercises (static contractions) are muscle contractions with no movement of the limb. In this case, the hip flexor muscles are contracted against resistance.

Teaching Points:

  • To begin to work the hip flexors at the front of the hip, the athlete is seated as shown.
  • They use one hand on the lower thigh to provide resistance, as they attempt to lift the leg up.
  • Avoid using the foot to push off. Hold for 5 or 6 seconds and gradually release. Repeat 10 times.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercises: