This exercise focuses on strengthening the hip abductors (or deep buttock muscles) and the upper part of your outer thigh.
- Place your hip on the center of the BOSU and your elbow on the floor in line with your shoulder. Place opposite hand on hip (or on the BOSU in front of your hips if you need extra balance). Tighten your abs and keep them activated throughout the exercise.
- Slowly raise top leg. Keep your toes pointing forward, do not let the turn up toward the ceiling.
- Continue to raise top leg to a comfortable level, then slowly lower leg to starting position. Your upper body should remain still (i.e. your back should not 'cave-in' towards the floor).
- Recommended reps: 8-10 reps on each side to start, increasing as you progress.