Cable Hip Extension

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Coach's Tips

It's a workout that can give muscles constant tension because it uses cables. It helps develop your gluteus maximus and hamstring!

How to Cable Hip Extension

Starting Position

1. Attach a stirrup handle to a low cable pulley.

2. Stand facing the weight stack with your feet hip-width apart.

3. Place the stirrup handle around the outside of your right foot.

4. Bend your right knee slightly, and lean forward at your hips.

5. Keep your back flat and core engaged.

Proper Form

1. Extend your right leg behind you, keeping your knee slightly bent.

2. Push your right heel away from your body and squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement.

3. Return your right leg to the starting position.

4. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you extend your right leg behind you.

2. Inhale as you return your right leg to the starting position.


1. Keep your back flat and core engaged throughout the entire movement.

2. Avoid locking your knee and keep it slightly bent at all times.

3. Do not allow your lower back to round or arch as you extend your leg.

4. Avoid jerking motions or using momentum to complete the movement.

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