Cable / exercise band Hip Flexion with kick

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Cable / exercise band Hip Flexion with kick

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your Hip flexor muscles with special attention to the rectus Femoris.
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. Obviously it is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48 to 72 hours but this should be manageable
  3. From a standing position, attach one end of the cable or exercise band to your ankle and the other end should be set or tied at ankle height directly behind you.
  4. With the leg fully extended, the slack should be taken up on the band or cable
  5. This is the start position for the exercise.
  6. Next bring your leg forwards and up into hip flexion without bending the spine. As you flex the hip simultaneously extend your knee like you are kicking
  7. Slowly return back to the start position.
  8. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  9. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  10. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  11. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  12. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  13. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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