A few weeks ago we showed you some band exercises to warm up the shoulder joints. Now it’s time for leg day which means time to warm up the hip joints! Attach a resistance band to a stable object, put your foot in, and move your leg in a clockwise direction for 10 reps (video below) then repeat counter clockwise. Perform on each leg for 3-4 sets.
To execute the movement properly try to keep the hip, knee, & ankle square to the floor throughout. Inevitably, the leg will internally rotate slightly, but try to keep this to a minimum with the bottom of your foot parallel to the ground. Your leg should be straight at the bottom and the knee should be bent 90 degrees at the top. Warming up your hip properly at the beginning of a workout should allow for better mobility once you get to real work!