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Double Hip Rotation Stretching Exercise

Exercise for Seniors

What this exercise does.

Stretches outer muscles of hips and thighs.

Take Care.

Don't do this exercise if you have had a hip replacement, unless your surgeon approves.

Exercise Instructions

1. Lie on floor on your back, knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

2. Keep shoulders on floor at all times.

3. Keeping knees bent and together, gently lower legs to one side as far as possible without forcing them.

4. Hold position for 10 to 30 seconds.

5. Return legs to upright position.

6. Repeat toward other side.

7. Repeat 3 to 5 times on each side.

Hip Rotation Stretch 1Hip Rotation Stretch 2

Stretching Success

Before any stretching routine, begin with gradual mobility exercises of all the joints, i.e. simply rotate the wrists, bend the arm and roll your shoulders. This will allow your body's natural lubrication (synovial fluid) to protect the surface of your bones at these joints.

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