Standing Hip Abduction

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How to Standing Hip Abduction

Starting Position

1. Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your sides.

2. Lift your left leg off the floor and take it out to the side, keeping the leg straight and toes pointing forward.

Proper Form

1. Slowly abduct your left leg as far as you can, keeping your leg straight and toes pointing forward.

2. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower your leg back to the starting position.

3. Repeat on the other side.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you lift your leg and inhale as you lower it back to the starting position.

Precautions

1. Make sure to keep your standing leg slightly bent and the toes pointing forward.

2. Keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the exercise.

3. Go slowly and avoid jerky movements.

4. Stop the exercise if you feel any pain.

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