Section 3 - Exercise Videos
Exercise #2 – Hip Flexors
The video shown above demonstrates how to perform this exercise one time with the right leg and one time with the left.
The final hold position for the right leg is shown in Figure 1a below. This position is held for 10-15 seconds using between 70-80% of your maximum strength. The same is then performed with your left leg as shown in Figure 1b below.
- Isometric exercises are to be done with normal breathing. Do not hold your breath during the exercises because this may cause a sudden increase in blood pressure and/or light-headedness.
- Use a watch or clock with a clearly visible second hand so that you can accurately time your isometric exercises.
- Pay close attention to the way your body position is shown for each exercise, because correct positioning is needed to isolate specific muscle groups.