Hip Strengthening

Hi!

Ok so now that my left arm is out of the sling, these little 8 lb. dumbbells feel more like 12’s but onward! At least I kept my lower body going.

Here I’m targeting glutes especially gluteus medius, important for keeping my foot plant properly weighted to the outside and not heavy on my arch. That helps protect my knees. I’m also keeping my heels heavy and balls of my feet light. This fires glutes better without overdoing quads.

Then also by holding dumbbells here, my back, shoulders and triceps are working. And finally, I’m keeping my abs very tense to hold my ribcage and spine up and in neutral, the ideal position.

I LOVE this combo and added also lateral squats moving down the studio. No breaks. It’s tough but really fun!